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The English Renaissance : identity and representation in Elizabethan England

Author: Alistair Fox
Publisher: Oxford : Blackwell, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. publView all editions and formats
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This volume reassesses Renaissance English literature and its place in Elizabethan society. It examines, in particular, the role of Italianate literary imitation in addressing the ethical and  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alistair Fox
ISBN: 0631177477 9780631177470 0631190295 9780631190295
OCLC Number: 231711116
Description: VIII, 240 Seiten
Contents: Acknowledgements. 1. The Reception of Italian Literary Culture: Motives and Dynamics. 2. Wyatt, Surrey, and the Onset of English Petrarchism. 3. Elizabethan Petrarchism and the Protestant Location of Self. 4. Ethic and Politic Considerations: Spenser, Sidney, and the Uses of Italianate Pastoral. 5. Epic and the Formation of National Identity: Ariosto, Tasso, and The Faerie Queene. 6. Appraising 'The Seeming Truths' of the Times: the Italianate Plays of Shakespeare. Conclusion. Bibliography. Index.
Responsibility: Alistair Fox.

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"Fox's clear style suits his difficult material. This is one of few recent works treating Italian influence in detail with a good command of the evidence as well as a fresh point of view. Strongly Read more...

 
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