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The development of the sonnet : an introduction

Author: Michael R G Spiller
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1992.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this indispensible introductory study of the sonnet, Michael R.G. Spiller takes the reader on an illuminating guided tour. He begins with the invention of the sonnet in thirteenth-century Italy and traces its progress through to the time of Milton, showing how the form has developed and acquired the capacity to express lyrically 'the nature of the desiring self'. In doing so he provides a concise critical account  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Spiller, Michael R.G.
Development of the sonnet.
London ; New York : Routledge, 1992
(DLC) 92004868
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael R G Spiller
ISBN: 0203401506 9780203401507 9780415077446 0415077443 9780415087414 0415087414 0203401778 9780203401774 1280073756 9781280073755
OCLC Number: 560258373
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 246 pages)
Contents: Book Cover; Title; Contents; Preface; THE SONNET AND ITS SPACE; SICILIANS AND CITIZENS: THE EARLY SONNET; 'MAKING THE AIR TREMBLE WITH CLARITY': THE STILNOVISTI; PETRARCH: 'THE GOOD WEAVER OF LOVE VERSES'; THE FORTUNATE ISLES: THE SONNET MOVES ABROAD; WYATT, SURREY AND THEIR LEGACY; 'I AM NOT I': THE SONNETS OF SIDNEY; THE ELIZABETHAN SONNET VOGUE AND SPENSER; 'THEE (MY SELFE)': THE SONNETS OF SHAKESPEARE; THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY: HERBERT, DRUMMOND AND MILTON; PUBLICATION DATES OF BRITISH SONNET SEQUENCES; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Responsibility: Michael R.G. Spiller.

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Traces the development of the sonnet from its invention in the early Italian Renaissance to the time of John Milton, showing how the form has developed and acquired the capacity to express lyrically  Read more...

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`This work is an important basic text for students of the English adaption of the form.' - Sidney Newsletter and Journal

 
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