The Renaissance epic and the oral past

Anthony Welch

This book explores why Renaissance epic poetry clung to fictions of song and oral performance in an age of growing literacy. Sixteenth- and seventeenth-century poets, Anthony Welch argues, came to view their written art as newly distinct from the oral cultures of their ancestors. Welch shows how the period's writers imagined lost civilizations built on speech and song - from Homeric Greece and Celtic Britain to the Americas - and struggled to reconcile this oral inheritance with an early modern culture of the book. Welch's wide-ranging study offers a new perspective on Renaissance Europe's epic literature and its troubled relationship with antiquity.

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書名 The Renaissance epic and the oral past
著作者等 Welch Anthony
書名別名 The Renaissance epic & the oral past
シリーズ名 Yale studies in English
出版元 Yale University Press
刊行年月 c2012
ページ数 viii, 260 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 9780300178869
NCID BB11553556
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言語 ラテン語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国