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By Lindsay Ann Reid

Ovidian Bibliofictions and the Tudor publication examines the historic and the fictionalized reception of Ovid’s poetry within the literature and books of Tudor England. It does so during the research of a specific set of Ovidian narratives-namely, these about the protean heroines of the Heroides and Metamorphoses. within the past due medieval and Renaissance eras, Ovid’s poetry influenced the vernacular imaginations of authors starting from Geoffrey Chaucer and John Gower to Isabella Whitney, William Shakespeare, and Michael Drayton. Ovid’s English protégés replicated and elevated upon the Roman poet’s distinct and often remarked ’bookishness’ of their personal variations of his works. targeting the postclassical discourses that Ovid’s poetry inspired, Ovidian Bibliofictions and the Tudor ebook engages with shiny present debates in regards to the ebook as fabric item because it explores the Ovidian-inspired mythologies and bibliographical aetiologies that educated the sixteenth-century production, replica, and illustration of books. additional, writer Lindsay Ann Reid’s discussions of Ovidianism offer substitute types for puzzling over the dynamics of reception, variation, and imitatio. whereas there's a significant physique of released paintings on Ovid and Chaucer in addition to at the ubiquitous Ovidianism of the 1590s, there was relatively little scholarship on Ovid’s reception among those eras. Ovidian Bibliofictions and the Tudor ebook starts off to fill this hole among the a while of Chaucer and Shakespeare via dedicating consciousness to the literature of the early Tudor period. In so doing, this e-book additionally contributes to present discussions surrounding medieval/Renaissance periodization.

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