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Genre: English poetry
Author: Fulke Greville (Baron Brooke)
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Release: 1936
File: 149 Pages
ISBN-13: OCLC:1106151742

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Belief or skepticism, obedience or resistance to authority, theatricality or stoic self-possession - Kenneth J. E. Graham explores these alternatives in the culture of early modern England. Focusing on plainness - a stylistic feature of much Renaissance writing - he surveys texts including Wyatt's anti-courtly verse, the Puritan Admonition to Parliament, Ascham's Scholemaster, Greville's non-dramatic writings, and works of Shakespearean tragedy, revenge tragedy, and verse satire. Graham shows how plainness functions not only as a literary style, but also as a mode of political and religious rhetoric that reflects powerful historical currents. Plainness is a result of the claim to possess the plain truth - a self-evident, absolute truth. In the absence of rhetorical criteria for truth, however, plainness registers a conviction that is plain to those who share it but opaque to those who don't. The plain truth can denote either the truth proclaimed and enforced by a public authority, whether liberal or conservative, or the truth of private conviction, which may oppose public authority. According to Graham, the pervasiveness of plainness in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries is evidence of a failure of consensus, as authorities made conflicting, irresolvable claims to certainty. The rhetoric of plainness, he asserts, reveals a profound opposition between the attitude of persuasion, a moderately skeptical, pragmatic, and inclusive outlook characteristic of Erasmian humanism, and a stance of conviction, an absolutist, essentialist, and exclusive attitude more typical of Neostoicism and political and moral conservatism.

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Genre: History
Author: Kenneth John Emerson Graham
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Release: 1994
File: 232 Pages
ISBN-13: 0801428718

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An introduction to and advice on book collecting with a glossary of terms and tips on how to identify first editions and estimated values for over 20,000 collectible books published in English (including translations) over the last three centuries-about half are literary titles in the broadest sense (novels, poetry, plays, mysteries, science fiction, and children's books); and the other half are non-fiction (Americana, travel and exploration, finance, cookbooks, color plate, medicine, science, photography, Mormonism, sports, et al).

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Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
Author: Allen Ahearn
Publisher: eBookIt.com
Release: 2013-02
File: 817 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781883060145

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As part of an online project about Renaissance English literature (1485-1603), Anniina Jokinen provides information about the English poet Fulke Greville (1554-1628), whose title was Lord Brooke. Jokinen presents a biographical sketch of Greville, a portrait of him, full-text versions of selected poems and treatises written by him, critical analyses of his works, and links to related Web sites.

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Genre: Authors, English
Author: Joan Rees
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release: 1971
File: 238 Pages
ISBN-13: 0520018249

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Author: Charles Alfred Bergman
Publisher:
Release: 1977
File: 538 Pages
ISBN-13: MINN:31951001144048Q

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Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Release: 1983-04-01
File: 194 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781349170586

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Genre: Booksellers' catalogs
Author: Duschnes, Philip C., bookseller, New York
Publisher:
Release: 1950
File: 48 Pages
ISBN-13: UCAL:$B408303

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Genre:
Author: Thomas Neill Olmstead
Publisher:
Release: 1970
File: 382 Pages
ISBN-13: WISC:89010878676

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Genre: England
Author: John Leon Lievsay
Publisher: Harlan Davidson
Release: 1968
File: 132 Pages
ISBN-13: UCAL:B4582832

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Genre:
Author: Peter L. Kristal
Publisher:
Release: 1975
File: 396 Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105037126245

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