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SEDERI Yearbook 2015, 25

Autor: Jonathan Sell

Fuente: http://www.redalyc.org/articulo.oa?id=333543052011


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SEDERI Yearbook ISSN: 1135-7789 sederiyearbook@yahoo.es Spanish and Portuguese Society for English Renaissance Studies España Sell, Jonathan Andy Kesson.
2014.
John Lyly and Early Modern Authorship.
Manchester: Manchester University Press SEDERI Yearbook, núm.
25, 2015, pp.
181-187 Spanish and Portuguese Society for English Renaissance Studies Valladolid, España Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=333543052011 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Andy Kesson. 2014 fohn Lyly and Early Modem Authorship Manchester: Manchester University Press Jonathan Sell Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Spain In his Introduction, Andy Kesson writes, -In 1632, Edward Bimmt published six of Lylys plays, naming the writer, on the title page, tI,e onely Rare Poel of lhat Time, The Witie, Comicall, FaceliouslyQuicke and unparalelld- (3).
It is on the basis of contemporary verdicts 511Ch as Blounts, but a1so Thomas Lodges, Francis Meres and Ben Jonsons, that Kesson propases a reappraisal of Lyly -using evidence for his unparalleled success and influence to rethink his role as the major lilerary figure of his age- and -oppos[ing] ilself lo a conventional critical view of Lyly that sees him as hopelessly irrelevant, pretentious and effete- (10).
In this sense, Kessons work aspires lo overlhrow G.
K.
Hunlers seminal John Lyly: The Humanist as Courtier (1962), which has presided Lyly studies patriarchally for the last half-century, and lo reinslate Lylys -often dissident and disruptive work- (11) for readers and thealre-goers of the twentyfirst century.
Indeed, thanks to the good offices of Manchesler Universily Press in making available reliable lexls of Lylys works over lhe lasl twenty-five years and, in parti...





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