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The Resource The song of Troilus : lyric authority in the medieval book, Thomas C. Stillinger

The song of Troilus : lyric authority in the medieval book, Thomas C. Stillinger

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The song of Troilus : lyric authority in the medieval book
Title
The song of Troilus
Title remainder
lyric authority in the medieval book
Statement of responsibility
Thomas C. Stillinger
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Language
eng
Summary
The Song of Troilis traces the origins of modern authorship in the formal experimentation of medieval writers. Thomas C. Stillinger analyzes a sequence of narrative books that are in some way constructed around lyric poems: Dante's Vita Nuova, Boccaccio's Filostrato, and Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde. The shared aim of these texts, he argues, is to imagine and achieve an unprecedented auctoritas: a "lyric authority" that combines the expressive subjectivity of courtly love poetry with the impersonal authority of Biblical commentary. Each of the three establishes its own formal and intertextual dynamics; in complex and unexpected ways, the hierarchies of Latin learning are charged with erotic force, allowing the creation of a new vernacular Book of Love. The Song of Troilus is a linked series of incisive close readings. Each chapter defines and investigates a range of philological, intertextual, and theoretical problems: in addition to explicating his three principal texts, Stillinger offers important insights into a range of medieval traditions, from Psalm commentary to Trojan historiography to Ricardian political satire. At the same time, the Song of Troilus is a sophisticated narrative of cultural change and a searching meditation on history, desire, and writing. The Song of Troilus is an original and highly readable study of three major medieval texts; it will be of compelling interest to students and scholars of medieval literature, and to all those exploring the history of authorship and the implications of literary form
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illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
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Series statement
Middle Ages series
The song of Troilus : lyric authority in the medieval book, Thomas C. Stillinger
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The song of Troilus : lyric authority in the medieval book, Thomas C. Stillinger
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt17mvh7f
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Based on the author's Ph. D. thesis, Cornell University
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-279) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
IntroductioN. "Of Making Many Books." -- Sacra pagina -- Dante's divisions: structures of authority in the Vita nuova -- Dante's divisions: the history of division -- The form of Filostrato -- The form of Troilus: Boccaccio, Chaucer, and the picture of history -- Sailing to Charybdis: the second Canticus Troili and the contexts of Chaucer's Troilus -- Afterword. Looking Back
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Extent
1 online resource (287 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781512809442
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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