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Author Zarnowiecki, Matthew, 1975- author

Title Fair copies : reproducing the English lyric from Tottel to Shakespeare / Matthew Zarnowiecki
Published Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2014]
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Contents Introduction -- 1 The "vnquiet state" of the Lover: Richard Tottel's Lyric and Legal Reproductions -- 2 "Nedelesse Singularitie": George Gascoigne's Strategies for Preserving Lyric Delight -- 3 Solitude, Poetic Community, and Lyric Recording in Spenser's Shepheardes Calender and Colin Clovts Come home againe -- 4 Lyric Surrogacy: Reproducing the "I" in Sidney's Arcadia -- 5 "All Men Make Faults": Begetting Error in Shak-speares Sonnets -- Coda: The End of Shake-speares Sonnets
Summary Annotation In the latter half of the sixteenth century, English poets and printers experimented widely with a new literary format, the printed collection of lyric poetry. They not only investigated the possibilities of working with a new medium, but also wrote metaphors of human reproduction directly into their works. In Fair Copies, Matthew Zarnowiecki argues that poetic production was re-envisioned during this period, which was rife with models of copying and imitation, to include reproduction as one of its inherent attributes. Tracing the development of the English lyric during this crucial period, Fair Copies incorporates a diverse range of cultural productions and reproductions - from key poetic texts by Shakespeare, Sidney, Spenser, Gascoigne, and Tottel to legal breviaries, visual representations of song, midwives' manuals, and commonplace books. Also included are fifteen facsimile reproductions of poems in early printed books, with explanations and discussions of their importance. Calling upon these diverse sources, and examining lyric poems in their earliest manuscript and printed contexts, Zarnowiecki develops a new, reproductively centred method of reading early modern English lyric poetry
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Early printed books -- England -- 16th century.
English poetry -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- Criticism, Textual.
English poetry -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- Manuscripts.
Lyric poetry -- History and criticism.
Printing -- England -- History -- 16th century.
Transmission of texts -- England -- History -- 16th century.
England -- Intellectual life -- 16th century.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1442667478 (electronic bk.)
9781442667471 (electronic bk.)