Etymology and the Invention of English in Early Modern Literature

Etymology and the Invention of English in Early Modern Literature

Crawforth, Hannah (King's College London)

Cambridge University Press

12/2016

232

Mole

Inglês

9781107614550

15 a 20 dias

How did authors such as Jonson, Donne and Milton think about the past lives of the words they used? Drawing together early modern literature and linguistics, Crawforth argues that the history of English as it was studied in the period radically underpins the writing of its greatest poets.
Preface; Introduction: etymology in early modern literature; 1. Etymology and estrangement in the poems of Edmund Spenser; 2. Etymology and textual time in the masques of Ben Jonson; 3. Etymology and place in Donne's sermons; 4. Etymology and the ends of idealism in Milton's prose; Conclusion: a world in a word; Bibliography.
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