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Published: 28 July 2011

280 Pages


ISBN: 9780195397949

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Guilty Creatures

Renaissance Poetry and the Ethics of Authorship

Dennis Kezar

  • Investigates canonical works such as Julius Caesar and Samson Agonistes alongside lesser known works like The Witch of Edmonton and Phyllyp Sparowe.
  • Extends historicist and speech act theory, discovering the social, literary and historical consequences often omitted from such interpretations of literature.
  • Formulates a useful account of intentionality and authorship.

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