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‘Sportis and Jocositeis’

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/9780198129639.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses the other types of Dunbar's poems, which are not of spiritual orthodoxy but lean towards cynicism, irreverence and celebration of the pleasures of life. Instead of those of an ... More


Introduction

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/9780198129639.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

William Dunbar is a poet whose great works are often praised yet rarely analysed. This chapter introduces readers to Dunbar, the makar; his works, his striking alterations of moods, his style and his ... More


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


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