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Autobiography and authorship in Renaissance verse: chronicles of the self

Autobiography and authorship in Renaissance verse: chronicles of the self

Heale, Elizabeth, 1946-

Much of the mid-16th century explosion of verse represented the first person speaker as a version of the author. This book examines ways in which Renaissance writers harnessed verse for self-promotional purposes

Hardback, Book. English.
Published Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003
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Statement of responsibility: Elizabeth Heale
ISBN: 0333773977, 9780333773970
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-201) and index.
Physical Description: viii, 206 p. ; 23 cm.
Series: Early modern literature in history
Subject: English poetry; Self in literature.; English poetry Early modern, 1500-1700 History and criticism.; Renaissance


  1. Introduction 'To Mak My Self to be Known of Many'
  2. Miscellanies and the Well-Formed Gentleman The 'Outward Marks' and the 'Inward Man
  3. Thomas Whythorne's Songs and Sonnets Narratives of Experience Spenser as Orpheus Passionate Ejaculations and the Poetics of Presence
  4. Gascoigne's The Adventures of Master F.J. and Sidney's Astrophil and Stella 'My Name is Will'
  5. Shakespeare's Sonnets Bibliography


'Solidly researched and carefully prepared, this study will serve those interested in early modern literary production, history, and culture.' - C.S. Cox, Choice