The order of the book: materiality, narrative and authorial voice in John Dowland's First Booke of Songes or Ayres

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TitleThe order of the book: materiality, narrative and authorial voice in John Dowland's First Booke of Songes or Ayres Author(S)KIRSTEN GIBSON (Author)
Abstract  In 1597 John Dowland made his self-authorised print debut with The First Booke of Songes or Ayres. Many of the songs in the collection were, as Dowland indicates, 'ripe inough by their age’, having 'already grac't’ the two universities. The songs, and their poetic texts independent of musical setting, had had various pre-print histories and would have invited specific contextually situated interpretations. Gathered together, set and ordered by Dowland in his printed collection the songs might attract alternative, though perhaps complimentary, readings informed by their new configuration and materiality. ...Paginationp 1-12
SubjectEurope -- HistoryDescriptorsRenaissance
Journal TitleRenaissance studies: Journal of the Society for Renaissance Studies  
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