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    Subjectivity in Troubadour Poetry (Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture) (Hardback) By (author) Sarah Kay, Series edited by Michael Sheringham

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    DescriptionThe songs of the troubadour poets of the south of France were a pervasive influence in the development of the European lyric (and indeed other genres) from the twelfth century to the Renaissance and beyond. Much troubadour poetry is on the topic of love, and is composed from a first-person position. This book is a full-length study of this first-person subject position in its relation to language and society. Using theoretical approaches where appropriate, Sarah Kay discusses to what extent this first person is a 'self' or 'character', and how far it is self-determining. Dr Kay draws on a wide range of troubadour texts, and provides close readings of many of them, as well as translating all medieval quotations into English in order to make the discussion accessible to the non-specialist. Her book will be of interest both to scholars of medieval literature, and to anybody investigating subjectivity in lyric poetry.


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    Title
    Subjectivity in Troubadour Poetry
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sarah Kay, Series edited by Michael Sheringham
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 276
    Width: 146 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 481 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521372381
    ISBN 10: 0521372380
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DDF
    BIC E4L: LIT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: DSBB
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15700
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T General Subject: 495
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Approval Code: A24240000
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004130
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    DC22: 849.1009
    DC20: 849.1009
    LC classification: PC3308 .K39 1990
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    DC22: 849/.1009
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    Thema V1.0: DSBB
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    bibliography, index
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    01 November 1990
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
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    Table of contents
    Introduction; 1. Indeterminacy of meaning; 2. Allegory; 3. Gender and status; 4. Performance; 5. Romance appropriations; Conclusion; Notes; Select bibliography; Index.