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Shepheards devises : Edmund Spenser's Shepheardes calender and the institutions of Elizabethan society

Author: Robert Lane
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this study of Edmund Spenser's 1579 poem The Shepheardes Calender, Robert Lane uncovers hidden dimensions of Spenser's earliest important work by embedding it in the historical context of Queen Elizabeth's reign and showing how thoroughly it engages the fundamentally sociopolitical issues that confronted English society of the time. Rejecting earlier formalist and new historicist readings that viewed Elizabethan  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Edmund Spenser; Edmund Spenser; Edmund (1552?-1599) Spenser; Edmund Spenser; Edmund Spenser
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Lane
ISBN: 0820315141 9780820315140
OCLC Number: 26307198
Description: x, 240 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Literature and Society --
1. Historicisms and 1579 --
2. "Emongste the Meaner Sorte": The Social Orientation of the Calender --
3. "Labouring to Conceale It": The Hermeneutics of Protection --
4. "The Time Was Once": The Configuration of Authority in the Poem --
5. "I Dare Undersaye": The Social Commentary of the Moral Eclogues --
6. "Rurall Musick Scorned": Poetry in the Poem --
Epilogue: Inventing Society.
Responsibility: Robert Lane.

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A study of Edmund Spenser's 1579 poem, "The Shepheardes Calender". Lane strives to uncover hidden dimensions and to show how the work engages the fundamental sociopolitical issues confronting  Read more...

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