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The limits of eroticism in post-Petrarchan narrative : conditional pleasure from Spenser to Marvell

Author: Dorothy Stephens
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Series: Cambridge studies in Renaissance literature and culture, 29.
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Petrarch imagined that the hopeless but pure love of a woman could lead a man to heaven. In sixteenth-century England Edmund Spenser wrote poetry in the Petrarchan tradition while flirting with a very different kind of feminine image, creating a new form of eroticism to which later writers responded.
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Stephens, Dorothy.
Limits of eroticism in post-Petrarchan narrative.
Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998
(DLC) 97052750
(OCoLC)38130790
Named Person: Francesco Petrarca; Edmund Spenser; Andrew Marvell; Francesco Petrarca; Edmund Spenser; Andrew Marvell; Francesco Petrarca
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dorothy Stephens
ISBN: 0511004923 9780511004926 0511035721 9780511035722 0511050968 9780511050961 0511117051 9780511117053 9780521630641 0521630649 9780511484025 051148402X
OCLC Number: 48139817
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 248 p.)
Contents: Spenser. Into other arms: Amoret's evasion ; "Newes of devils": feminine sprights in masculine minds ; Monstrous intimacy and arrested developments ; Narrative flirtations --
Seventeenth-century refigurations. "Who can those vast imaginations feed?": The concealed fancies and the price of hunger ; Caught in the act at Nun Appleton.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in Renaissance literature and culture, 29.
Other Titles: Post-Petrarchan narrative
Responsibility: Dorothy Stephens.
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