Guilty Creatures: Renaissance Poetry and the Ethics of Authorship

Hardcover | February 15, 2001

byDennis Kezar

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In this innovative and learned study, Dennis Kezar examines how Renaissance poets conceive the theme of killing as a specifically representational and interpretive form of violence. Closely reading both major poets and lesser known authors of the early modern period, Kezar explores the ethicalself-consciousness and accountability that attend literary killing, paying particular attention to the ways in which this reflection indicates the poet's understanding of his audience. Among the many poems through which Kezar explores the concept of authorial guilt elicited by violent representationare Skelton's Phyllyp Sparowe, Spenser's Faerie Queene, Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, the multi-authored Witch of Edmonton, and Milton's Samson Agonistes.

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In this innovative and learned study, Dennis Kezar examines how Renaissance poets conceive the theme of killing as a specifically representational and interpretive form of violence. Closely reading both major poets and lesser known authors of the early modern period, Kezar explores the ethicalself-consciousness and accountability that ...

Dennis Kezar is at Vanderbilt University.
Format:HardcoverPublished:February 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195142950

ISBN - 13:9780195142952

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"[An] ingenious [and] thoroughly well-conceived project.... Each [chapter] demonstrates a deep and broad familiarity with its respective author's entire corpus."--Early Modern Literary Studies