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English Renaissance literary criticism

Author: Brian Vickers
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This wide-ranging compilation of texts illustrates clearly the wide variety of criticism of English literature on offer during the Renaissance period by numerous critics.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Vickers
ISBN: 0198186797 9780198186793 0199261369 9780199261369
OCLC Number: 42622068
Description: xiv, 655 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The value of poetry in education / Sir Thomas Elyot --
Epitaph on Wyatt / Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey --
An English rhetoric / Thomas Wilson --
Tragedy and God's judgements / Alexander Neville --
Death of the poet Collingbourne / William Baldwin --
On imitation / Roger Ascham --
A primer of English poetry / George Gascoigne --
The morality of comedy / George Whetstone --
Pastoral poetry revived and explained / Edmund Spenser and E.K. --
English poetics and rhetoric / George Puttenham --
Allegory and the chivalric epic / Edmund Spenser --
An apology for Ariosto : poetry, epic, morality / Sir John Harington --
How to write love poetry / William Shakespeare --
In praise of Sidney's Arcadia / Gabriel Harvey --
A defence of poetry / Sir Philip Sidney --
The proper difficulty of poetry / George Chapman --
In praise of religious poetry / Robert Southwell --
Sidney's Arcadia and the rhetoric of English prose / John Hoskyns --
Classical metres suitable for English poetry / Thomas Campion --
Classical metres unsuitable for English poetry / Samuel Daniel --
Rhymes against rhyme / Ben Jonson --
Imitatio and its excesses : poetry, rhetoric, and the imagination / Francis Bacon --
The moral function of poetry / Ben Jonson --
A defence of drama / Thomas Heywood --
On pastoral tragicomedy / John Fletcher --
Against obscurity in love poetry / Dudley North --
On translating and defending Homer / George Chapman --
The faults of contemporary drama / Ben Jonson --
Ben Jonson's literary table-talk / William Drummond --
A tribute to Shakespeare / Ben Jonson --
Elegy on John Fletcher / John Ford --
A defence of drama / Philip Massinger --
Donne the renewer of English poetry / Thomas Carew --
Notes on literature / Ben Jonson --
The making of a Christian poet / John Milton --
On epic poetry / Thomas Hobbes.
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