The Complete English Poems of John Skelton

Revised Edition

Edited by John Scattergood

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ISBN: 9781846319488

Publication: May 21, 2015

Series: Exeter Medieval Texts and Studies

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John Scattergood's 'The Complete English Poems of John Skelton', originally published in 1983 and long out of print, was the leading academic edition with comprehensive notes. Students are currently limited to searching for Skelton's poems in anthologies. This new, revised edition contains the poems, accompanied by around 150 pages of revised notes. There is an entirely new introduction, covering all developments in Skelton scholarship since the early 1980's, and an updated reading list. Scattergood also reproduces much of the Latin paratexts, considered by readers to be so essential to Skelton - and therefore to scholars of his work. Reviews of previous edition: 'Skelton's greatest poems are learned, difficult, allusive, multilingual, intensely self-conscious and self-reflexive. With their verbal play and many-layered meaning they demand careful and repeated reading; and the most important reason why Skelton's reputation [...] does not correspond to the reality of his work is that there has been no complete edition of the authentic text of his poems since that of Alexander Dyce in 1843. [...] Scattergood's is a splendid achievement: it must be the product of many years of learned and intelligent labour, and it is likely to be the standard edition of Skelton for many years to come.' The Cambridge Review '[Skelton] sits in an awkward historical corner beween the regular "middle ages" and the Shakespeare epoch; and is not nearly well-enough known today. Splendid then, to have [...] this new, complete edition of his works with both the original spellings and explanatory notes, indeed the only such edition since 1843.' The Morning Star

Professor John Scattergood was appointed to Trinity College in 1980 as the Foundation Professor of Medieval and Renaissance Literature in the Department of English.

Introduction Acknowledgements Table of Dates Further Reading The Poems - Upon the Dolorus Dethe and Muche Lamentable Chaunce of the Mooste Honorable Earle of Northumberlande - Manerly Marjery Mylk and Ale - Agaynste a Comely Coystrowne - Dyvers Balettys and Dyties Solacyous - The Bowge of Courte - Ware the Hauke - Phyllyp Sparowe - Epitaphe - A Lawde and Prays Made for Our Sovereighn Lord the Kyng - Calliope - A Ballade of the Scottysshe Kynge - Agaynst the Scottes - Agenst Garnesche - Against Dundas - Magnyfycence - Elynour Rummynge - Speke Parott - Why Come Ye Nat to Courte? - Garlanda or Chapelet of Laurell - A Couplet on Wolsey's Dissolution of the Convocation at St Paul's - Howe the Douty Duke of Albany - A Replycacion Agaynst Certayne Yong Scholars Abjured of Late Notes Appendix: A Descriptive list of Latin Poems not included in this edition Glossary

[Skelton] sits in an awkward historical corner beween the regular "middle ages" and the Shakespeare epoch; and is not nearly well-enough known today. Splendid then, to have [...] this new, complete edition of his works with both the original spellings and explanatory notes, indeed the only such edition since 1843.
John Arden   Morning Star

Skelton's greatest poems are learned, difficult, allusive, multilingual, intensely self-conscious and self-reflexive. With their verbal play and many-layered meaning they demand careful and repeated reading; and the most important reason why Skelton's reputation [...] does not correspond to the reality of his work is that there has been no complete edition of the authentic text of his poems since that of Alexander Dyce in 1843. [...] Scattergood's is a splendid achievement: it must be the product of many years of learned and intelligent labour, and it is likely to be the standard edition of Skelton for many years to come.
A. C. Spearing   The Cambridge Review

Format: Paperback

Size: 234 x 156 mm

580 Pages

Copyright: © 2015

ISBN: 9781846319488

Publication: May 21, 2015

Series: Exeter Medieval Texts and Studies

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