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Author Scott, William, 1556 or 1557-

Title The Model of Poesy / William Scott ; edited with an introduction and commentary by Gavin Alexander.

Publication Info. New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.


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 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  808.1 Sco86m 2013    ---  Available
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Description lxxxiv, 264 pages ; 24 cm
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Summary "The Model of Poesy is one of the most exciting literary discoveries of recent years. A manuscript treatise on poetics written by William Scott in 1599, at the end of the most revolutionary decade in English literary history, it includes rich discussions of the works of Sidney, Spenser, Shakespeare and their contemporaries. Scott's work presents a powerful and coherent theoretical account of all aspects of poetics, from the nature of representation to the rules of versification, with a commitment to relating theory to contemporary practice. For Scott, any theory of literature must make sense not of the classics but of what English writers are doing now: Scott is at the same time the most scholarly and the most relevant of English Renaissance critics. In this groundbreaking edition, Gavin Alexander presents a text of The Model of Poesy framed by a detailed introduction and an extensive commentary, which together demonstrate the range and value of Scott's thought"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: William Scott (c.1571-c.1617) ; The model in context ; Form and method ; Textual introduction -- The model of poesy -- Commentary -- Appendices. Appendix 1: The dedication to Scott's Du Bartas ; Appendix 2: Scott's letter to Cecil ; Appendix 3: Scott's will.
Subject Poetics -- Early works to 1800.
Added Author Alexander, Gavin (English professor)
ISBN 9780521196116 (hardback)
0521196116 (hardback)

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