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Research Associate Department of English Studies Katharine Wilson

Research Associate Department of English Studies Katharine Wilson Oxford English Monographs: Fictions of Authorship in Late Elizabethan Narratives : Euphues in Arcadia (Hardcover)

Research Associate Department of English Studies Katharine Wilson Oxford English Monographs: Fictions of Authorship in Late Elizabethan Narratives : Euphues in Arcadia (Hardcover)

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The sensational narratives of John Lyly, Robert Greene, and Thomas Lodge established prose fiction as an independent genre in the late sixteenth century. The texts they created are a paradoxical blend of outrageous plotting and rhetorical sophistication, high and low culture. Although their works were feverishly devoured by contemporary readers, these writers are usually only known to students as sources for Shakespearean comedy. Fictions of Authorship in Late Elizabethan Narratives re-examines some of the pamphleteers earlier critics christened the University Wits, young professionals who exposed their education and talents to the still new and uncertain world of mass market publication. These texts chart their authors' disenchantment with the limitations of romance and of their own careers, yet they also form an alternative canon of vernacular writing, which is both self-referential and self-questioning. Shocking, unpredictable, and very engaging, these narratives provide a
vivid commentary on the interface between popular taste and English literature.
• Author: Katharine Wilson • ISBN:9780199252534 • Format:Hardcover • Publication Date:2006-04-27

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Language

English

Series Title

Oxford English Monographs

Publisher

Oxford University Press, USA

Book Format

Hardcover

Original Languages

ENG

Number of Pages

198

Author

Katharine Wilson

Title

Fictions of Authorship in Late Elizabethan Narratives

ISBN-13

9780199252534

Publication Date

April, 2006

Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)

8.50 x 5.50 x 0.56 Inches

ISBN-10

019925253X

SKU: WA26652016

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