Lyric Address in Dutch Literature, 1250-1800

  • February 2018, Amsterdam University Press
  • DOI: 10.5117/9789462982284

Lyric Address in Dutch Literature, 1250-1800

What is it about?

Lyric Address in Dutch Literature, 1250-1800 provides accessible and comprehensive readings of ten Dutch lyrical poems, discussing each poem's historical context, revealing its political or ideological framing, religious elements, or the self-representational interests of the poet.

Why is it important?

The book focuses on how the use of the speaker's "I" creates distance or proximity to the social context of the time. Close, detailed analysis of rhetorical techniques, such as the use of the apostrophe, illuminates the ways in which poetry reveals tensions in society.

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