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dc.contributor.authorGordon, Ian A.en
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-13T15:57:38Z
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dc.date.issued1936en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/32323
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dc.description.abstractSkelton was an innovator of insufficiently recognised but nevertheless profound originality, one of the greatest anti-Romantics in English verse, a hard-headed practical poet and a poetical realist. His limitations are easy to discover, the result of deliberately chosen restrictions rather than poetical blind spots. There is no Romance in his poetry, nothing etherial or beyond the ordinary man's range of experience. But there is much in his verse that is profoundly serious and passionately thought out. The virtues of Skelton are those of sincerity - directness of approach and a continuous contact with reality:en
dc.description.abstractWhat though my stile be rude? / With trouthe it is ennewde. / Trouth ought to be rescude, / Trouthe should nat be subdude.en
dc.description.abstractA few years after his death the flood-gates of Romance were thrown open, and no one can blame late Tudor or Jacobean poetry for ignoring such a resolute anti-Romantic. At the present day, however, the decay of Romanticisrn has brought a re-appreciation of the virtues of Skelton. He has much in his favour, powerful verse-satire,graceful lyric measures,originality of attach and incisive diction allied to a Shavian spirit of criticism and Babelaisian powers of wit and vocabulary. How many poets can offer such an original combination?en
dc.publisherThe University of Edinburghen
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dc.subjectAnnexe Thesis Digitisation Project 2018 Block 20en
dc.titleJohn Skelton and the early Renaissance: a biographical and critical studyen
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen
dc.type.qualificationnamePhD Doctor of Philosophyen


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