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Vagrancy, homelessness, and English Renaissance literature

Author: Linda Woodbridge
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The vagrant poor of Renaissance England have acquired a patina of comic good humor and a reputation as sturdy rogues who were adept at living on the fringes of society. Unearthing the sources as well as the effects of this reputation, Linda Woodbridge shows that the prevailing image of the vagrant poor was essentially a literary fabrication pressed into the service of specific social and political agendas."  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Woodbridge
ISBN: 0252026330 9780252026331
OCLC Number: 44681688
Description: 338 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Death by lack of cherishing : vagrancy and the work of Thomas Harman --
Holiness and homelessness, or, Joke books and the English Reformation --
More matter for mirth : humanism against the homeless --
Homelessness on the home front : monarchy, nation building, and domesticity --
Policing the boundaries of shame : hygiene, civility, and homelessness --
Lear, the homeless king.
Responsibility: Linda Woodbridge.

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Shows that the image of the vagrant poor was essentially a literary fabrication pressed into the service of specific social and political agendas. This title presents the vagrant as a Renaissance  Read more...

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"Well written, with notes and appendixes summarizing historical conclusions and the jest-book tradition. Must reading for all students of English Renaissance culture and literature, the volume will Read more...

 
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