Hyperion and the Hobbyhorse: Studies in Carnivalesque Subversion

by Arthur Lindley

Hardback • 1996 • $74.00
ISBN: 978-0874135886

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This book studies the interaction in late medieval and Renaissance English literature of Augustinian theology and the modes of subversive humor Bakhtin calls carnival. This interaction produces a sustained interrogation of public identity which limits medieval culture and its major texts to those of the Renaissance.