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The Resource The experience of poetry : from Homer's listeners to Shakespeare's readers, Derek Attridge

The experience of poetry : from Homer's listeners to Shakespeare's readers, Derek Attridge

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The experience of poetry : from Homer's listeners to Shakespeare's readers
Title
The experience of poetry
Title remainder
from Homer's listeners to Shakespeare's readers
Statement of responsibility
Derek Attridge
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Was the experience of poetry-or a cultural practice we now call poetry-continuously available across the two-and-a-half millennia from the composition of the Homeric epics to the publication of Ben Jonson's Works and the death of Shakespeare in 1616? How did the pleasure afforded by the crafting of language into memorable and moving rhythmic forms play a part in the lives of hearers and readers in Ancient Greece and Rome, Europe during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, and Britain during the Renaissance? 0In tackling these questions, this book first examines the evidence for the performance of the Iliad and the Odyssey and of Ancient Greek lyric poetry, the impact of the invention of writing on Alexandrian verse, the performances of poetry that characterized Ancient Rome, and the private and public venues for poetic experience in Late Antiquity. It moves on to deal with medieval verse, exploring the oral traditions that spread across Europe in the vernacular languages, the place of manuscript transmission, the shift from roll to codex and from papyrus to parchment, and the changing audiences for poetry. A final part investigates the experience of poetry in the English Renaissance, from the manuscript verse of Henry VIII's court to the anthologies and collections of the late Elizabethan era.0Among the topics considered in this part are the importance of the printed page, the continuing significance of manuscript circulation, the performance of poetry in pageants and progresses, and the appearance of poets on the Elizabethan stage. In tracking both continuity and change across these many centuries, the book throws fresh light on the role and importance of poetry in western culture"--Back cover
  • An account of the performance of poetry from late Antiquity to the Renaissance that explores the role and importance of poetry in western culture
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Attridge, Derek
Dewey number
480
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4151
LC item number
.A78 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Performance poetry
  • Performance poetry
  • Poetry, Ancient
  • Poetry, Medieval
  • Poetry
  • Performance poetry
  • Poetry
  • Poetry, Ancient
  • Poetry, Medieval
Label
The experience of poetry : from Homer's listeners to Shakespeare's readers, Derek Attridge
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [337]-393, [395]-429) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1050363199
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 445 pages
Isbn
9780198833154
Lccn
2018954258
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1050363199
Label
The experience of poetry : from Homer's listeners to Shakespeare's readers, Derek Attridge
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [337]-393, [395]-429) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1050363199
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 445 pages
Isbn
9780198833154
Lccn
2018954258
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1050363199

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