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English and Italian Literature From Dante to Shakespeare : a Study of Source, Analogue and Divergence.

Author: Robin Kirkpatrick
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014.
Series: Longman medieval and Renaissance library.
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This is the first comprehensive critical comparison of English and Italian literature from the three centuries from Dante to Shakespeare. It begins by examining Chaucer's relationship with Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio, and then looks at similar relationships within the areas of humanist education, lyric poetry, the epic, theatrical comedy, the short story and the pastoral drama. It provides a detailed comparison of  Read more...
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Kirkpatrick, Robin.
English and Italian Literature From Dante to Shakespeare : A Study of Source, Analogue and Divergence.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Kirkpatrick
ISBN: 9781317898436 1317898435
OCLC Number: 884016068
Description: 1 online resource (343 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; Dedication; Introduction; The early development of the Italian city-state; Culture and politics in fourteenth-century Florence; Crisis and transition in the fourteenth-century city; Conclusion; Chapter 1 Chaucer and the Italians; Introduction; Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio; Dante and Chaucer: The House of Fame and The Canterbury Tales; Chaucer and Petrarch; Chaucer and Boccaccio; Troilus and Criseyde; Chapter 2 Education and politics, 1350-1550; Introduction. The Italian example: Coluccio Salutati and GuarinoTwo English humanists: John Free and John Tiptoft; A second phase of humanism: philosophy and Greek in England and Italy; Machiavelli and Castiglione; Hoby, Elyot and the Italian tradition; Chapter 3 Humanism and poetry; Introduction; Wyatt, Petrarch, Alamanni and Aretino; Sidney and Petrarch; Sidney, Sannazaro and Arcadia; Chapter 4 The Renaissance epic; Introduction; The theory of the epic romance in Ariosto and Tasso; Ariosto and Harington; Fairfax and the Gerusalemme Liberata; The response of Sidney and Spenser. Chapter 5 Comedy in the Renaissance Introduction; The development of Italian comedy; Bibbiena's La Calandria; Machiavelli's Mandragola and Giordano Bruno's Candelaio; George Gascoigne's Supposes and Ariosto's I Suppositi; Chapter 6 The novella in Italy and England; Introduction; Cinthio and Bandello; The English novella collections: Fenton, Whetstone and Painter; Webster and the idiom of the novella; Chapter 7 Pastoral experiment in the plays of Guarini, Marston and Fletcher; Introduction; The theory and practice of mixed forms in Cinthio and Guarini. Pastoral tragi-comedy in Marston and FletcherChapter 8 Shakespeare and Italy; Introduction; The Italy of Shakespeare's comedy: The Taming of the Shrew and The Merchant of Venice; Experiments in mixed genres: All's Well That Ends Well, Troilus and Cressida and Measure for Measure; Cymbeline and the pastoral; Othello and Dante's Vita nuova; Select Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Longman medieval and Renaissance library.

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This is the first comprehensive critical comparison of English and Italian literature from the three centuries from Dante to Shakespeare. It begins by examining Chaucer's relationship with Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio, and then looks at similar relationships within the areas of humanist education, lyric poetry, the epic, theatrical comedy, the short story and the pastoral drama. It provides a detailed comparison of major works from both traditions including descriptive and critical readings of Italian works. It shows why English writers valued such works and demonstrates the ways in which the.

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