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Magical imaginations : instrumental aesthetics in the English Renaissance

Author: Genevieve Juliette Guenther
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©2012.
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"In the English Renaissance, poetry was imagined to inspire moral behaviour in its readers, but the efficacy of poetry was also linked to 'conjuration,' the theologically dangerous practice of invoking spirits with words. Magical Imaginations explores how major writers of the period--including Spenser, Marlowe, and Shakespeare--negotiated this troubling link between poetry and magic in their attempts to transform  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Genevieve Juliette Guenther
ISBN: 9781442642416 1442642416
OCLC Number: 755210893
Description: x, 169 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Conjuration and The defense of poesy --
The demonology of Spenserian discipline --
Why devils came when Faustus called them --
The end of magic : instrumental aesthetics in The tempest --
Epilogue : Kant's charm.
Responsibility: Genevieve Juliette Guenther.
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With this new understanding of early modern magic, and a fresh context for compelling readings of classic literary works, Magical Imaginations reveals the central importance of magic to English  Read more...

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