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date: 23 July 2019

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This article explores the works of Thomas Nashe. His writings feature the extraordinary power to evoke the world and the body. While it is common to oppose words and deeds, and to think of language as a disembodied system that floats above the world of ‘brute objects’, Nashe's writings invite reflection on the extent to which words are deeds and texts are things. The analysis includes works such as Christs Teares over Jerusalem (1593), Summers Last Will and Testament (1592), The Unfortunate Traveller (1594), and Pierce Penilesse.

Keywords: English prose writers, prose writing, prose style, Christs Teares over Jerusalem, Summers Last Will and Testament, The Unfortunate Traveller, Pierce Penilesse

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