LINGUIST List 31.170

Mon Jan 13 2020

Books: Renaissance Man: Alho, Finch, Sell (eds.)

Editor for this issue: Jeremy Coburn <jecoburnlinguistlist.org>



Date: 10-Jan-2020
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Renaissance Man: Alho, Finch, Sell (eds.)
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Title: Renaissance Man
Subtitle: Essays on literature and culture for Anthony W. Johnson
Series Title: FILLM Studies in Languages and Literatures 11
Published: 2019
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/fillm.11

Editor: Tommi Alho
Editor: Jason Finch
Editor: Roger D. Sell
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027262004 Pages: 273 Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027262004 Pages: 273 Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027262004 Pages: 273 Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027204257 Pages: 273 Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027204257 Pages: 273 Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027204257 Pages: 273 Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Abstract:

Here friends of Anthony W. Johnson honour him as a re-embodiment of the polymathic artist-scholar figure once observable in Ben Jonson, on whom he has done some of his most distinctive work. Part I of the book reflects his strong grounding in English literature and culture of the seventeenth century, with essays, not only on Ben Jonson, but also on university drama, on grammar school drama, and on humanist literary taste. Part II responds to his pioneering flights of culture-imagological time-travel to other periods, with essays on riddles through the ages, on Matthew Arnold’s doubts about Homeric pictorialism, and on anciently comic elements in George Gissing’s urban fiction. Part III celebrates his importance, both as scholar and artist, for the present day, with essays extending imagological analysis to the singer Nick Drake, to the avant-garde Danish poet Morten Søkilde, and to Sean S. Baker’s film "Tangerine", plus a climactic celebration of Johnson’s own performances on solo violin and guitar as augmented by self-recording.

Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature

Written In: English (eng)

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