The severed head and the grafted tongue : literature, translation and violence in early modern Ireland /
"Severed heads emblemise the vexed relationship between the aesthetic and the atrocious. During the Elizabethan conquest of Ireland, colonisers such as Edmund Spenser, Sir John Harington and Sir George Carew wrote or translated epic romances replete with beheadings even as they countenanced - o...
Cambridge University Press,
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