Self-commentary in early modern European literature, 1400-1700 / / edited by Francesco Venturi.

This volume investigates the various ways in which writers comment on, present, and defend their own works, and at the same time themselves, across early modern Europe. A multiplicity of self-commenting modes, ranging from annotations to explicatory prose to prefaces to separate critical texts and e...

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Place / Publishing House:Leiden ;, Boston : : Brill,, [2019]
Year of Publication:2019
Series:Intersections 62.
Physical Description:1 online resource (445 pages)
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Table of Contents:
  • Front Matter
  • Copyright page
  • Acknowledgements
  • Illustrations
  • Notes on the Editor
  • Notes on the Contributors
  • Introduction / Francesco Venturi
  • Alberti’s Commentarium to His First Literary Work: Self-Commentary as Self-Presentation in the Philodoxeos / Martin McLaughlin
  • Elucidation and Self-Explanation in Filelfo’s Marginalia / Jeroen De Keyser
  • Vernacular Self-Commentary during Medieval Early Modernity: Reginald Pecock and Gavin Douglas / Ian Johnson
  • On the Threshold of Poems: a Paratextual Approach to the Narrative/Lyric Opposition in Italian Renaissance Poetry / Federica Pich
  • Self-Commentary on Language in Sixteenth-Century Italian Prefatory Letters / Brian Richardson
  • ‘All Outward and on Show’: Montaigne’s External Glosses / John O’Brien
  • Companions in Folly: Genre and Poetic Practice in Five Elizabethan Anthologies / Harriet Archer
  • The Journey of the Soul: The Prose Commentaries on His Own Poems by St John of the Cross / Colin P. Thompson
  • Blood, Sweat, and Tears: Annotation and Self-Exegesis in La Ceppède / Russell Ganim
  • Can a Poet be ‘Master of [his] owne Meaning’? George Chapman and the Paradoxes of Authorship / Gilles Bertheau
  • Critical Failures: Corneille Observes His Spectators / Joseph Harris
  • Self-Criticism, Self-Assessment, and Self-Affirmation: The Case of the (Young) Author in Early Modern Dutch Literature / Els Stronks
  • Reading the Margins: The Uses of Authorial Side Glosses in Anna Stanisławska’s Transaction (1685) / Magdalena Ożarska
  • Mockery and Erudition: Alessandro Tassoni’s Secchia rapita and Francesco Redi’s Bacco in Toscana / Carlo Caruso
  • Afterword / Richard Maber
  • Back Matter
  • Index Nominum.