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McCabe, Richard A. (Richard Anthony) 1954-

Works: 14 works in 82 publications in 1 language and 2,797 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PR658.I47, 821.3
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Publications about Richard A McCabe
Publications by Richard A McCabe
Most widely held works by Richard A McCabe
Incest, drama, and nature's law, 1550-1700 by Richard A McCabe( Book )
9 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 520 libraries worldwide
The Oxford handbook of Edmund Spenser ( Book )
17 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 387 libraries worldwide
The Oxford Handbook of Edmund Spenser presents forty-two articles that examine the entire canon of Spenser's work and the social and intellectual environments in which it was produced, providing new readings of the texts, extensive analysis of former criticism, and up-to-date bibliographies. Section 1 elucidates the circumstances in which the poetry and prose were written, and suggests some of the major political, social, and professional issues with which the work engages. Section 2 presents a series of new readings of the canon. Section 3 provides a detailed analysis of what Spenser termed the poet's "cunning", the linguistic, rhetorical, and stylistic skills that distinguish his writing. Section 4 examines a wide range of subtexts, intertexts, and analogues that contextualise the works within the literary conventions, traditions, and genres upon which Spenser draws and not infrequently subverts. Section 5 grapples with the issue of Spenser's effect on succeeding generations of editors, writers, painters, and book-illustrators, while also attempting to identify the most salient and influential strands in the critical tradition
Spenser's monstrous regiment : Elizabethan Ireland and the poetics of difference by Richard A McCabe( Book )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 370 libraries worldwide
"In this important study of Spenser and nationhood - the first to contextualize Spenser's response to the Irish colonial situation by reference to contemporary Gaelic literature - Richard McCabe examines the poet's canon within the dual contexts of imperial aspiration and female 'regiment'. He shows how the experience of writing from Ireland, where the queen's influence repeatedly frustrated the expansionist ambitions of New English settlers, intensified Spenser's sense of alienation from female sovereignty and led to the remarkable fusion of colonial and sexual anxieties evident in The Faerie Queene's pervasive images of anti-heroic emasculation. At the same time the paradoxical attempt to impose civility through violence compromised the poem's moral vision and problematized its conception of national identity. The attempt to create an English myth of origin coincided uneasily with the need to discredit its Gaelic counterpart, as formulated in such works as the Lebor Gabala Erenn, while the perceived 'degeneration' of Old English families within the Pale confounded the ethnic distinctions upon which the colonial enterprise had come to rest and challenged the validity of all nationalist 'myth'. By drawing upon a wide range of Gaelic poets, historians and polemicists, McCabe seeks to recover the voices that the dialectical format of A View of the Present State of Ireland is designed to exclude and to demonstrate how the Irish dimension of The Faerie Queene provides a dark, but aesthetically enhancing, subtext to the poetics of national celebration."--Jacket
Joseph Hall, a study in satire and meditation by Richard A McCabe( Book )
6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 316 libraries worldwide
Presenting poetry : composition, publication, reception : essays in honour of Ian Jack by Howard Erskine-Hill( Book )
11 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 299 libraries worldwide
The presentation of poetry to auditor and reader involves a complex interaction of rhetorical, orthographical and visual mediating skills. At issue are the nature of 'authority', the creation of a readership attuned to the writer's poetic resonances, and a delicate negotiation between literary tradition and individual talent. In a series of detailed readings leading scholars focus on the presentation of work by Spenser, Herbert, Milton, Dryden, Pope, Smart, Blake, Wordsworth, Browning, Newman, Yeats, Lawrence and David Jones. The wide chronological range enables unusually extensive comparison across the boundaries of generic form, and between the varying emotional, aesthetic and rhetorical emphases of specific periods: from the creation of fictitious personae to the construction of autobiographical 'self', from the interaction of printed word and visual image to the arrangements and rearrangements of structure and sequence
The shorter poems by Edmund Spenser( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 277 libraries worldwide
While The Faerie Queene is his masterpiece, Edmund Spenser showed his supreme versatility and skill as eulogist, satirist, pastoral poet, and prophet in his shorter poetry. This new edition demonstrates the point. Included in this volume are The Shepheardes Calendar, twelve poems that mark a turning point in literary history, as the anonymous author confidently asserts his faith in the native vigor of the English language; the Amoretti and Hymnes, which reveal an acute sense of how erotic and even religious love are shot through with vanity and narcissism; Mother Hubberds Tale, an Elizabethan Animal Farm; and the Epithalamion, a rare celebration of consummated desire that is offset by far darker echoes. To assist readers with Spenser's many allusions to biblical, classical, and contemporary literature, Richard A. McCabe provides an insightful Introduction and detailed notes
The pillars of eternity : time and providence in The faerie queene by Richard A McCabe( Book )
6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 248 libraries worldwide
Literary milieux : essays in text and context presented to Howard Erskine-Hill ( Book )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 135 libraries worldwide
'Ungainefull arte' : poetry, patronage, and print in the early modern era by Richard A McCabe( Book )
6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
"From antiquity to the Renaissance the pursuit of patronage was central to the literary career, yet relationships between poets and patrons were commonly conflicted, if not antagonistic, necessitating compromise even as they proffered stability and status. Was it just a matter of speaking lies to power? The present study looks beyond the rhetoric of dedication to examine how traditional modes of literary patronage responded to the challenge of print, as the economies of gift-exchange were forced to compete with those of the marketplace. It demonstrates how awareness of such divergent milieux prompted innovative modes of authorial self-representation, inspired or frustrated the desire for laureation, and promoted the remarkable self-reflexivity of early modern verse. By setting English literature from Caxton to Jonson in the context of the most influential Classical and Italian exemplars it affords a wide comparative context for the reassessment of patronage both as a social practice and a literary theme."--Résumé de l'éditeur
Incest, drama and nature's law, 1550-1770 by Richard A McCabe( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Incest in Renaissance and restoration drama : studies in natural law and licence by Richard A McCabe( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The Oxford handbook of Edmund Spenser ( file )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Conflicts of Platonic love and sensual desire in Astrophil and Stella by Richard A McCabe( Article )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Edmund Spenser, poet of exile by Richard A McCabe( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
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Cabe, Richard A. Mc 1954-
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