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“Women, like princes, find no real friends”: The Manuscript Tradition and Katherine Philips's Reputation

Penelope Anderson

in Friendship's Shadows

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780748655823
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780748676620 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748655823.003.0005
“Women, like princes, find no real friends”: The Manuscript Tradition and Katherine Philips's Reputation

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This chapter explores the path from Philips's politically engaged women's amicitia to the outright dismissal of women's friendship. It demonstrates the impoverishment of Philips's legacy as her complex negotiation of conflicting obligations diminishes into two disjointed traditions, one of politics and one of passions. It treats multiple types of evidence: manuscript miscellanies that both rewrite the words of Philips's poems and recontextualize them in new ways; influential political theories that intersect with elements of Philips's thought while abandoning some of her innovations; and poems written directly to or about Philips, which use the cultural valence of her persona to intervene in various debates.

Keywords: poems; poetry; mixed obligations; amicitia; women's friendship

Chapter.  15075 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800)

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