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The Resource The severed head and the grafted tongue : literature, translation and violence in early modern Ireland, Patricia Palmer, King's College London

The severed head and the grafted tongue : literature, translation and violence in early modern Ireland, Patricia Palmer, King's College London

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The severed head and the grafted tongue : literature, translation and violence in early modern Ireland
Title
The severed head and the grafted tongue
Title remainder
literature, translation and violence in early modern Ireland
Statement of responsibility
Patricia Palmer, King's College London
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Language
eng
Summary
"Severed heads emblemise the vexed relationship between the aesthetic and the atrocious. During the Elizabethan conquest of Ireland, colonisers such as Edmund Spenser, Sir John Harington and Sir George Carew wrote or translated epic romances replete with beheadings even as they countenanced - or conducted - similar deeds on the battlefield. This study juxtaposes the archival record of actual violence with literary depictions of decapitation to explore how violence gets transcribed into art. Patricia Palmer brings the colonial world of Renaissance England face-to-face with Irish literary culture. She surveys a broad linguistic and geographical range of texts, from translations of Virgil's Aeneid to the Renaissance epics of Ariosto and Ercilla and makes Irish-language responses to conquest and colonization available in readable translations. In doing so, she offers literary and political historians access not only to colonial brutality but also to its ethical reservations, while providing access to the all-too-rarely heard voices of the dispossessed"--
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1957-
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Palmer, Patricia
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • English literature
  • Beheading in literature
  • Violence in literature
  • Romances, English
  • Romances
  • Beheading
  • Political violence
  • British
  • Ireland
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The severed head and the grafted tongue : literature, translation and violence in early modern Ireland, Patricia Palmer, King's College London
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. 'A horses loade of heades': conquest and atrocity in early modern Ireland; 2. The romance of the severed head: Sir John Harington's translation of Orlando Furioso; 3. Defaced: allegory, violence and romance recognition in The faerie queene; 4. The head in a bag: Sir George Carew's translation of Alonso de Ercilla's La Araucana; 5. Elegy and afterlives
Control code
FIEb17495568
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 185 pages
Isbn
9781107614703
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)869785335
Label
The severed head and the grafted tongue : literature, translation and violence in early modern Ireland, Patricia Palmer, King's College London
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. 'A horses loade of heades': conquest and atrocity in early modern Ireland; 2. The romance of the severed head: Sir John Harington's translation of Orlando Furioso; 3. Defaced: allegory, violence and romance recognition in The faerie queene; 4. The head in a bag: Sir George Carew's translation of Alonso de Ercilla's La Araucana; 5. Elegy and afterlives
Control code
FIEb17495568
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 185 pages
Isbn
9781107614703
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)869785335

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