'Lydgate's Saintly Poetics'

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This chapter explores the ways in which John Lydgate articulates a 'saintly poetics' across his secular and religious writings, with a particular focus on his long verse life of *Saint Albon and Saint Amphibalus* (1439). It argues that doing so allows Lydgate to claim a style that is both invested in the past and radically new.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSanctity as Literature in Late Medieval Britain
EditorsEva von Contzen, David Matthews
Place of PublicationManchester
PublisherManchester University Press
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)978-0-7190-8970-1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2015

Publication series

NameManchester Literature and Culture
PublisherManchester University Press


  • poetics, hagiography, literature


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