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John Skelton: The Career of an Early Tudor Poet
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Publisher Four Courts Pr Ltd
Publication date June 6, 2014
Pages 432
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781846823374
ISBN-10 1846823374
Dimensions 1.50 by 6.75 by 9.75 in.
Weight 1.80 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $74.50 says people who bought this book also bought:
The Complete English Poems of John Skelton
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: John Skelton (c.1460-1529) wrote poetry and some prose, in Latin and English, for almost 40 years, circulating his work through manuscript copies and the new medium of print. Skelton was both a priest and a court writer: he was attached to Henry VIII and wrote much at 'the kinges most noble commaundement.' His work deals in praise and blame, the ethical poetic of the Middle Ages: he wrote to promote the good of his country and the moral well-being of the individual. But, within these limits, his work addresses a wide variety of subjects - English relations with France and Scotland, the internal politics of the Tudor court and the ambitions of Cardinal Wolsey, heresy and the threats of Lutheransim - in an astonishing variety of genres and forms. This book traces both the course of John Skelton's public career and his developing personal concerns as he restlessly sought to express ideas which were politically relevant and effective in ways which were also aesthetically satisfying. *** "Scattergood offers a chronological, comprehensive assessment of Skelton's output, with special attention to his social and political contexts, including absorbing comments on pertinent topics as diverse as making ale and teaching Latin. Those new to Skelton will welcome such breadth, and specialists will value Scattergood's measured responses to previous evaluations... Recommended." -- Choice, Vol. 52, No. 9, May 2015 *** "There can be little doubt that John Scattergood's John Skelton will become the definitive book-long treatment of the Tudor poet, if only because this impressive work meets two essential criteria: comprehensiveness and competence." - Speculum 90/3, July 2015 [Subject: Biography, History, Medieval Studies, Literary Criticism]

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