The Art of Allusion

Featuring more than one hundred illustrations, 27 of them in color, The Art of Allusion amply exhibits the critical role book artists played in the formation of the English literary canon.

The Art of Allusion
Illuminators and the Making of English Literature, 1403-1476

Sonja Drimmer

2018 | 352 pages | Cloth $59.95
Literature / Fine Art / Library Science and Publishing
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Table of Contents

Introduction

PART I. ILLUMINATORS
Chapter 1. The Illuminators of London

PART II. AUTHORS
Chapter 2. Chaucer's Manicule
Chapter 3. Gower in Humilitatio
Chapter 4. Lydgate ex Voto

PART III. HISTORIES
Chapter 5. History in the Making: Lydgate's Troy Book
Chapter 6. History's Hall of Mirrors: Gower's Confessio Amantis

Epilogue. Chaucer's Missing Histories

Notes
Bibliography
Index
Acknowledgments
Color plates