Reading Sixteenth-Century Poetry Patrick Cheney


Published: August 2nd 2011

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353 pages


Reading Sixteenth-Century Poetry  by  Patrick Cheney

Reading Sixteenth-Century Poetry by Patrick Cheney
August 2nd 2011 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 353 pages | ISBN: | 3.76 Mb

Reading Sixteenth-Century Poetry combines close readings of individual poems with a critical consideration of the historical context in which they were written. Informative and original, this book has been carefully designed to enable readers to understand, enjoy, and be inspired by sixteenth-century poetry.Close reading of a wide variety of sixteenth-century poems, canonical and non-canonical, by men and by women, from print and manuscript culture, across the major literary modes and genresPoems read within their historical context, with reference to five major cultural revolutions: Renaissance humanism, the Reformation, the modern nation-state, companionate marriage, and the scientific revolutionOffers in-depth discussion of Skelton, Wyatt, Surrey, Isabella Whitney, Gascoigne, Philip Sidney, Spenser, Marlowe, Mary Sidney Herbert, Donne, and ShakespearePresents a separate study of all five of Shakespeares major poems - Venus and Adonis, The Rape of Lucrece, The Phoenix and Turtle, the Sonnets, and A Lovers Complaint- in the context of his dramatic careerDiscusses major works of literary criticism by Plato, Aristotle, Horace, Longinus, Philip Sidney, George Puttenham, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Seamus Heaney, Adrienne Rich, and Helen Vendler

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