This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Note on the Transcription of Texts Introduction: A Renaissance "Anon" ONE Medieval Anonymity and the "Modern Author" TWO Ignoto and the Book Industry THREE Printed Anonymity and Its Readers FOUR N.D. versus O.E.: Anonymity's Moral Ambiguity FIVE In the Name of Secrecy: Anonymity in Elizavethan Puritan Controversy SIX "Anon" inside the Circle: Coterie Anonymity and Poetic Commonplace Books SEVEN Reading the Anonymous Female Voice Afterward Notes Index. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: " The Anonymous Renaissance offers a paradigm-shifting look at print culture in early modern England. North demonstrates through sound historical discussions and readings that anonymity was one of the defining practices of Renaissance authorship. It is difficult to overstate the originality and importance of this new study."-Jennifer Summit, Stanford University
The Renaissance was in many ways the beginning of modern and self-conscious authorship, a time when individual genius was celebrated and an author's name could become a book trade commodity. Why, then, did anonymous authorship flourish during the Renaissance rather than disappear? In addressing this puzzle, Marcy L. North reveals the rich history and popularity of anonymity during this period.
The book trade, she argues, created many intriguing and paradoxical uses for anonymity, even as the authorial name became more marketable. Among ecclesiastical debaters, for instance, anonymity worked to conceal identity, but it could also be used to identify the moral character of the author being concealed. In court and coterie circles, meanwhile, authors turned name suppression into a tool for the preservation of social boundaries. Finally, in both print and manuscript, anonymity promised to liberate an authentic female voice, and yet made it impossible to authenticate the gender of an author. In sum, the writers and book producers who helped to create England's literary culture viewed anonymity as a meaningful and useful practice.
Written with clarity and grace, The Anonymous Renaissance will fill a prominent gap in the study of authorship and English literary history.
Über den Autor:
Marcy L. North is an assistant professor of English at Florida State University.
Buchbeschreibung University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2003. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: near fine. First edition. First Edition. c.2003. Hardcover. Cloth spine. 8vo. 309pp. Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket. Price sticker on flyleaf, mild general shelfwear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers C000027495
Buchbeschreibung University Of Chicago Press, 2003. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0226594378