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Rabelais's Monsters: Andromeda, Natural History, and Romance

Wes Williams

in Monsters and their Meanings in Early Modern Culture: Mighty Magic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199577026
eISBN:
9780191728662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577026.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

Framed by an embedded scene of reading, in which Pantagruel falls asleep while reading Heliodorus's Aethiopica, this chapter initiates the contextual exploration of the politics and poetics of ... More


Poor, Bare, Forked: Animal Happiness and the Zoographic Critique of Humanity

Laurie Shannon

in The Accommodated Animal: Cosmopolity in Shakespearean Locales

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226924168
eISBN:
9780226924182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924182.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

In Shakespeare’s King Lear, Lear considers the naked Edgar to be mad, that the unaccommodated man has dissolved into nothing but a “poor, bare, forked animal,” a statement which is, in essence, a ... More


Visions of Laurel: Classical Exemplars

Richard A. McCabe

in 'Ungainefull Arte': Poetry, Patronage, and Print in the Early Modern Era

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198716525
eISBN:
9780191787744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716525.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Poetry

This chapter analyses the ancient exemplars most influential on the theory and practice of Early Modern patronage, concentrating on the relationships between Horace and Maecenas, Martial and Pliny, ... More


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