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Title: The Sonnets of Het Bosken by Jan van der Noot
Authors: Parsons, Ben
Jongenelen, Bas
First Published: 2008
Publisher: AMS Press, Inc NewYork
Citation: Spenser Studies: a Renaissance Poetry Annual, 23, pp. 235-255
Abstract: Jan Van der Noot (c.l540-c.1601) is a central figure in Dutch literature, widely regarded as the first true Renaissance poet in the Netherlands. He was the earliest Dutch poet to imitate Ronsard, Baïf, and Petrarch, and the first to use the sonnet-form. Van der Noot also has vital links with sixteenth-century England and English literature. While living in London (1567-72), he produced the source-text for Spenser and Roest's Theatre of Voluptuous Worldlings. Yet despite this contribution, he is frequently overlooked by English-speaking critics. Even when he does receive consideration, he is seldom viewed as a poet in his own right. As an attempt to redress this, we offer here fresh translations from Van der Noot's work, lightly annotated throughout, concentrating on the sonnets that are the lynchpin of his reputation.
ISSN: 0195-9468
ISBN: 978-0-404-19223-5
Type: Journal Article
Description: Due to publisher policy full text of this item is not currently available on the LRA.
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