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Description - Reading Early Modern Women's Writing by Dr Paul Salzman

This book contains the first comprehensive account of writing by women from the mid sixteenth century through to 1700. At the same time, it traces the way a representative sample of that writing was published, circulated in manuscript, read, anthologised, reprinted, and discussed from the time it was produced through to the present day. Salzman's study covers an enormous range of women from all areas of early modern society, and it covers examples of the many and varied genres produced by these women, from plays to prophecies, diaries to poems, autobiographies to philosophy. As well as introducing readers to the wealth of material produced by women in the early modern period, this book examines changing responses to what was written, tracing a history of reception and transmission that amounts to a cultural history of changing taste.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199261048
ISBN-10: 0199261040
Format: Hardback
(240mm x 160mm x 20mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 30-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Dr Paul Salzman

Paul Salzman is a Reader in English Literature at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. He has published widely in the areas of early modern prose fiction, early modern cultural history, and early modern women's writing. His last book was a literary/cultural history of a single year, Literary Culture in Jacobean England: Reading 1621. He has also edited four Oxford World's Classics volumes, the most recent of which was Early Modern Women's Writing: An Anthology 1560-1700.

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