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Origins of English Nonsense (edition 1998)
by Noel Malcolm (Author)
The Origins of English Nonsense by Noel Malcolm
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0006388442, Paperback)Nonsense verse in England is generally thought to have its origins in Edward Lear and Lewis Carroll. Noel Malcolm's work discusses the extent of the genre a full two hundred and fifty years earlier, with the work of such now nearly forgotten nonsense poets as Sir John Hoskyns and John Taylor. It presents an anthology of their work, much of it published here for the first time since the 17th century, and in a long introduction discusses the origins and development of the genre in England, and the history of medieval and Renaissance nonsense poetry in Europe.
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