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Dunbar the Makar

Priscilla Bawcutt

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129639
eISBN:
9780191671807
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129639.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Dunbar's genius has been recognised not only by critics but by modern poets such as Auden and Eliot. This critical study examines Dunbar's view of himself as a poet, or ‘makar’, and the way he ... More


Court Poems: Praise and Petition

Priscilla Bawcutt

in Dunbar the Makar

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129639
eISBN:
9780191671807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129639.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses the rule of James V and the role of Dunbar during his reign as a court poet, wherein he was tasked to write complimentary verses of places, people with high ranks, occasion and ... More


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