Lily John (Lyly John)( English playwright and novelist.)
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Biography Lily John (Lyly John)
Born probably in Canterbury, the grandson of the famous grammarian William Lilly. After receiving a bachelor's degree from Oxford University (1573) and Masters (1575), went to London in hopes of advancement at court. The fame he has brought a novel Evfues, or anatomy of the mind (Euphues: the Anatomy of Wit, 1578) and its sequel Evfues and his England (Euphues and His England, 1580). He died in London in November of 1606.
Evfues, the first secular novel in the history of English literature, had tremendous success with his contemporaries. Plain plot (love stories Evfuesa and his friend Filatov) served as a framework for carefully written out a panorama of morals and culture of modern society. Lily gradually reveals the spiritual standards and range of interests of the Renaissance man, doing it in a very artificial and pretentious stylistic manner, later to be called 'euphuism'. Evfuistichesky style is a skillful demonstration of capabilities verbal gymnastics: antithesis, . rhetorical questions, . parallelism, . Alliteration and assonance, . wordplay complemented well-aimed aphoristic expressions, . cues from the myths and comparisons of the natural history,
Similar in style and in approach to the material Lily dramatic works created in 1584-1592. With the exception of a late poem Woman on the Moon (The Woman in the Moon) and domestic farce Mom Bomb (Mother Bombie), . for his typical comedy (eg, . Campaspe - Capaspe and Endymion - Endimion), . where on the foundation of ancient Roman comedy and the Italian pastorals Lily creates a gallery of beautiful bucolic panel, . fragility and idyllic which combines elegance with a secular and sharpened wit.,