The Origins of English Nonsense

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Nonsense verse in England is generally thought to have its origins in Edward Lear and Lewis Carroll. This work shows the extent of its flourishing a full 250 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. The 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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Noel Malcolm is one of Britain’s most original scholar-journalists. He is the chief non-fiction reviewer for the ‘Sunday Telegraph’ and writes widely on both literary and political matters. He is the editor of Hobbes’s correspondence and author of best-selling ‘Bosnia: A Short History’. He briefs governments all over the world on Bosnia and Balkan matters and speaks most western and eastern European languages, both ancient and modern. He is now writing a biography of Hobbes.

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'One might assume,' writes Noel Malcolm in the preface to his book, 'that the period of English literature which lies between the major works of Shakespeare and Milton was a peculiarly well-ploughed field, where little remained to be explored. Yet the purpose of this volume is to make known a genre which enjoyed real popularity in precisely that period, and which has never been discussed in any detail.'

Nonsense verse in England is generally thought to have its origins in Edward Lear and Lewis Carroll. Noel Malcolm's remarkable book lays before us the extent of its flourishing 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 seventeenth 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. It is a brilliant piece of scholarly recovery, and an important addition to the study of English literature in the seventeenth century.

Noel Malcolm is one of Britain's most original scholar-journalists. He is the editor of Hobbes's correspondence and author of the best-selling 'Bosnia: A Short History'.

"This is a remarkable work by a very remarkably scholar: a work of impressive erudition and intellectual acumen. Noel Malcolm's range is extraordinary: his work, however disparate, never falls below the highest scholarly level. I do not know when he wrote – or had time to write – this book, which is very different from his previous publications, but it is of the same uniformly high standard of scholarship and is clearly the result of very profound study… It is a unique work which will be recognised as a valuable contribution to the history of English literature."
HUGH TREVOR-ROPER

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