Lenten Stuffe: Thomas Nashe and the fiction of travel

Hadfield, Andrew (2011) Lenten Stuffe: Thomas Nashe and the fiction of travel. Yearbook of English Studies, 41 (1). pp. 68-83. ISSN 0306-2473

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Abstract

Foreign travel is usually thought to have been a desirable goal for Elizabethans eager to explore the ever expanding horizons of the known world. However, Thomas Nashe is one of a number of early modern English writers who represent travel in negative terms. Nashe launched an attack on the efforts of Richard Hakluyt to promote travel and exploration, principally because he was praised by Nashe's arch-enemy Gabriel Harvey. In Lenten Stuffe Nashe contrasts the waste and futility of overseas exploration with the benefit to the nation of the Yarmouth fishing fleet, and imagines his own journey into internal exile in the town in terms of a mock-heroic Homeric voyage.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of English > English
Depositing User: Andrew Hadfield
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 19:39
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2017 05:26
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/21659

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