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The English Renaissance: Fact or Fiction?

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The text of this book was written in answer to an invitation to give the Percy Graeme Turnbull Memorial Lectures for the year 1951 at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. The invitation included the condition that the lectures should be published. There are two ways of fulfilling the double obligation of the spoken and the written word. You can write a book and then (usually by the Procrustean method) parcel it out into lectures, sacrificing Lectures to book. Or you can write lectures for face-to-face delivery to an audience and hope that they will show up not too ill in print. I have chosen the second way Having so chosen, you are free to doctor your stuff and try to make it look more like a book and less like lectures; but the result is usually poor. It is better to be bod and print the stuff as delivered. And this is what I have done. And in telling the reader so i am warning him of some o the things to expect. In considering the English medieval lyric I have been helped by Sir Edmund Chambers's essay Some Aspects of Mediaeval Lyric, originally prefixed tot he anthology Early English Lyrics, and republished in Sir Thomas Wyatt and some Collected Studies (London, 1933). - E.M.W.T. (from the Preface).

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Author(s):
Tillyard, E.M.W.
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
103
Publisher:
The Hogarth Press 1952

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The text of this book was written in answer to an invitation to give the Percy Graeme Turnbull Memorial Lectures for the year 1951 at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. The invitation included the condition that the lectures should be published. There are two ways of fulfilling the double obligation of the spoken and the written word. You can write a book and then (usually by the Procrustean method) parcel it out into lectures, sacrificing Lectures to book. Or you can write lectures for face-to-face delivery to an audience and hope that they will show up not too ill in print. I have chosen the second way Having so chosen, you are free to doctor your stuff and try to make it look more like a book and less like lectures; but the result is usually poor. It is better to be bod and print the stuff as delivered. And this is what I have done. And in telling the reader so i am warning him of some o the things to expect. In considering the English medieval lyric I have been helped by Sir Edmund Chambers's essay Some Aspects of Mediaeval Lyric, originally prefixed tot he anthology Early English Lyrics, and republished in Sir Thomas Wyatt and some Collected Studies (London, 1933). - E.M.W.T. (from the Preface).

Author(s):
Tillyard, E.M.W.
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
103
Publisher:
The Hogarth Press 1952

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