The Song of Troilus: Lyric Authority in the Medieval Book Thomas C. Stillinger

ISBN: 9780812231441

Published: January 1st 1992

Hardcover

287 pages


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The Song of Troilus: Lyric Authority in the Medieval Book  by  Thomas C. Stillinger

The Song of Troilus: Lyric Authority in the Medieval Book by Thomas C. Stillinger
January 1st 1992 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 287 pages | ISBN: 9780812231441 | 8.45 Mb

The Song of Troilis traces the origins of modern authorship in the formal experimentation of medieval writers. Thomas C. Stillinger analyzes a sequence of narrative books that are in some way constructed around lyric poems: Dantes Vita Nuova,MoreThe Song of Troilis traces the origins of modern authorship in the formal experimentation of medieval writers. Thomas C. Stillinger analyzes a sequence of narrative books that are in some way constructed around lyric poems: Dantes Vita Nuova, Boccaccios Filostrato, and Chaucers Troilus and Criseyde.

The shared aim of these texts, he argues, is to imagine and achieve an unprecedented auctoritas: a lyric authority that combines the expressive subjectivity of courtly love poetry with the impersonal authority of Biblical commentary. Each of the three establishes its own formal and intertextual dynamics- in complex and unexpected ways, the hierarchies of Latin learning are charged with erotic force, allowing the creation of a new vernacular Book of Love.

The Song of Troilus is a linked series of incisive close readings. Each chapter defines and investigates a range of philological, intertextual, and theoretical problems: in addition to explicating his three principal texts, Stillinger offers important insights into a range of medieval traditions, from Psalm commentary to Trojan historiography to Ricardian political satire.

At the same time, the Song of Troilus is a sophisticated narrative of cultural change and a searching meditation on history, desire, and writing. The Song of Troilus is an original and highly readable study of three major medieval texts- it will be of compelling interest to students and scholars of medieval literature, and to all those exploring the history of authorship and the implications of literary form.



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