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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

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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