Crafting poetry anthologies in Renaissance England : early modern cultures of recreation /

"The printed poetry anthologies first produced in sixteenth-century England have long been understood as instrumental in shaping the history of English poetry. This book offers a fresh approach to this history by turning attention to the recreative properties of these books, both in the sense o...

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Author / Creator:O'Callaghan, Michelle, author.
Imprint:Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2020.
©2020
Description:x, 251 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:English
Subject:Literature publishing -- Great Britain -- History -- 16th century.
Anthologies -- Publishing -- Great Britain -- 16th century -- History.
English poetry -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism.
Books and reading -- Great Britain -- History -- 16th century.
Books and reading.
English poetry -- Early modern.
Literature publishing.
Great Britain.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/12459959
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ISBN:9781108491099
110849109X
9781108792202
1108792200
9781108867412
9781108858151
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:"The printed poetry anthologies first produced in sixteenth-century England have long been understood as instrumental in shaping the history of English poetry. This book offers a fresh approach to this history by turning attention to the recreative properties of these books, both in the sense of making again, of crafting and recrafting, and of poetry as a pleasurable pastime. The model of materiality employed extends from books-as artefacts to their embodiedness - their crafted, performative, and expressive capacities. Publishers invariably advertised the recreational uses of anthologies, locating these books in early modern performance cultures in which poetry was read, silently and in company, sometimes set to music, and re-crafted into other forms. Engaging with studies of material cultures, including work on craft, households, and soundscapes, Crafting Poetry Anthologies argues for a domestic Renaissance in which anthologies travelled across social classes, shaping recreational cultures that incorporated men and women in literary culture."--
Other form:Online version: O'Callaghan, Michelle, Crafting poetry anthologies in Renaissance England New York : Cambridge University Press, 2020. 9781108867412