Vulgar Eloquence: On the Renaissance Invention of English Literature
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Vulgar Eloquence: On the Renaissance Invention of English Literature

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This original book challenges prevailing accounts of English literary history, arguing that English literature emerged as a distinct category during the late sixteenth century, as England’s relationship with classical Rome was suffering an unprecedented strain. Exploring the myths through which poets such as Geffrey Whitney, William Shakespeare, and John Milton understood...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published July 11th 2006 by Yale University Press
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