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Manuscript Verse Collectors and the Politics of Anti-Courtly Love Poetry

Joshua Eckhardt

Abstract

This book reappraises the work of early 17th-century collectors of English Renaissance poetry in manuscript. The verse miscellanies, or poetry anthologies, of these collectors have long attracted the attention of literary editors looking for texts by individual, major authors, and they have more recently interested historians for their poems on affairs of state, called verse libels. By contrast, this book investigates the relationships that the compilers of miscellanies established between such presumably literary and political texts. It focuses on two of the most popular, and least printable, ... More

Keywords: poetry, miscellanies, anthologies, compilers, collectors, early modern, Renaissance, England, Donne, libels

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199559503
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559503.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joshua Eckhardt, author
Assistant Professor of English, Virginia Commonwealth University