Courtly Letters in the Age of Henry VIII: Literary Culture and the Arts of Deceit (Cambridge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture)

Courtly Letters in the Age of Henry VIII: Literary Culture and the Arts of Deceit (Cambridge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture)


This revisionary research of the origins of courtly literature unearths the tradition of spectatorship and voyeurism that formed early Tudor English literary existence. via new study into the reception of Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde, it demonstrates how Pandarus turned the version of the early smooth courtier. In shut readings of early Tudor poetry, courtroom drama, letters, manuscript anthologies and revealed books, Seth Lerer illuminates a "Pandaric" global of displayed our bodies, surreptitious letters, and transgressive performances.

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