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The Resource Ambition, rank, and poetry in 1590s England, John Huntington

Ambition, rank, and poetry in 1590s England, John Huntington

Label
Ambition, rank, and poetry in 1590s England
Title
Ambition, rank, and poetry in 1590s England
Statement of responsibility
John Huntington
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"John Huntington uncovers a form of subtle social protest encoded in the writings of aspiring Elizabethan poets. He argues that these writers, while recognizing that their very survival depended on the favor of wealthy patrons, nonetheless invested their poetry with a new social vision that challenged a nobility of blood and proposed a nobility of learning instead. Ambition, Rank, and Poetry in 1590s England focuses on the early work of George Chapman and on the writings of others who shared his social agenda and his nonprivileged status, including Christopher Marlowe, Ben Jonson, and Edmund Spenser as well as neglected writers such as Matthew Roydon and Aemilia Lanyer. Rather than placing poetry in the service of traditional social purposes - pleasing a patron, wooing a woman, displaying one's courtly skill, teaching morality - these writers held up poetry as important for its own sake: an idea taken for granted in much modern aesthetics."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Huntington, John
Dewey number
821/.309355
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PR535.S6
LC item number
H86 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literature and society
  • Poetry
  • Social classes in literature
  • Ambition in literature
  • English poetry
  • Chapman, George
Label
Ambition, rank, and poetry in 1590s England, John Huntington
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [155]-188) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Morality, Rank, and the Cultural Field
  • "Midas Brood Shall Sit in Honor's Chaire": Resentment and Poetry
  • Virtue and the Critique of Nobility
  • Virtues Obscured: Social Perspective and Meaning
  • "Nobler Than Nobility": The Social Meaning of Poetic and Amorous Rapture
  • Ovid and the Social Value of Literature
  • Postscript: The Presumption of Aemilia Lanyer
Control code
44518088
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 194 pages
Isbn
9780252026287
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00010160
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Ambition, rank, and poetry in 1590s England, John Huntington
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [155]-188) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Morality, Rank, and the Cultural Field
  • "Midas Brood Shall Sit in Honor's Chaire": Resentment and Poetry
  • Virtue and the Critique of Nobility
  • Virtues Obscured: Social Perspective and Meaning
  • "Nobler Than Nobility": The Social Meaning of Poetic and Amorous Rapture
  • Ovid and the Social Value of Literature
  • Postscript: The Presumption of Aemilia Lanyer
Control code
44518088
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 194 pages
Isbn
9780252026287
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00010160
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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