Readers and Authorship in Early Modern England Stephen B. Dobranski

ISBN: 9780521842969

Published: March 17th 2005

Hardcover

226 pages


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Readers and Authorship in Early Modern England  by  Stephen B. Dobranski

Readers and Authorship in Early Modern England by Stephen B. Dobranski
March 17th 2005 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 226 pages | ISBN: 9780521842969 | 3.50 Mb

While authors in early modern England were gaining new authority - legally, economically and symbolically - Renaissance readers also were expected to participate in and make use of an authors writings. In this book, Stephen B. Dobranski examines howMoreWhile authors in early modern England were gaining new authority - legally, economically and symbolically - Renaissance readers also were expected to participate in and make use of an authors writings. In this book, Stephen B. Dobranski examines how the seventeenth-century phenomenon of printing apparently unfinished works ushered in a new emphasis on authors responsibility for written texts while it simultaneously reinforced Renaissance practices of active reading.

Bringing together textual studies, literary criticism and book trade history, Dobranski provides fresh insight into Renaissance constructions of authorship and offers discerning interpretations of publications by Sir Philip Sidney, Ben Jonson, John Donne, Robert Herrick and John Milton. The omissions in all these writers works provide a unique window into English literary history: through these blank spaces we glimpse the tension between implication and inference, between writers intentions and readers responses and between an individual author and a collaborative community.



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