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JOHN FLORIO, IDENTITY CONSTRUCTION, AND THE PRESENTATION OF SELF IN ELIZABETHAN ENGLAND

by Resolute John Florio
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This MA dissertation, written by Tina Kover, will subject Florio’s life and career through the lens of Greenblatt’s theory of self-fashioning, analysing the prefaces of four of Florio’s books, in order to examine in detail how self-presentation determined and functioned within one individual’s professional life.

For Kover, John Florio “created a nationality-straddling persona for himself that was unique in England at that time”, bringing him ultimately into the highest echelons of seventeenth-century English society.

I wish to express my deepest gratitude to translator Tina Kover, who allowed me to publish her MA thesis on this website.

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