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Poets and power from Chaucer to Wyatt

Author: Robert John Meyer-Lee
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Series: Cambridge studies in medieval literature, 61, Repr.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Transferred to digital printingView all editions and formats

Robert J. Meyer-Lee examines the tradition of Laureate verse as it develops from the fourteenth century to Tudor times. This study sheds light on the relationships between poets and political power  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert John Meyer-Lee
ISBN: 9780521863551 0521863554
OCLC Number: 603903260
Notes: Originally published: 2007.
Description: 297 Seiten.
Contents: Acknowledgements; Notes on citations; Introduction: laureates and beggars; Part I. Backgrounds: 1. Laureate poetics; Part II. The First Lancastrian Poets: 2. John Lydgate: the invention of the English laureate; 3. Thomas Hoccleve: beggar laureate; Part III. From Lancaster to Early Tudor: 4. Lydgateanism; 5. The trace of Lydgate: Stephen Hawes, Alexander Barclay, and John Skelton; Epilogue: Sir Thomas Wyatt: anti-laureate; Notes; Works cited; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in medieval literature, 61, Repr.
Responsibility: Robert J. Meyer-Lee.


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'Well written and consistently argued, it is literary history of the first order.' The Medieval Review 'Robert J. Meyer-Lee's book is a useful survey of English poetry from Hoccleve to Skelton, with Read more...

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