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Impossible desire and the limits of knowledge in Renaissance poetry

Author: Wendy Beth Hyman
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Impossible Desire and the Limits of Knowledge in Renaissance Poetry examines the limits of embodiment, knowledge, and representation at a disregarded nexus: the erotic carpe diem poem in early modern England. These macabre seductions offer no compliments or promises, but instead focus on the lovers' anticipated decline, and--quite stunningly given the Reformation context--humanity's relegation not to a Christian  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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HYMAN, WENDY BETH.
Impossible desire and the limits of knowledge in renaissance poetry.
[Place of publication not identified], OXFORD UNIV Press, 2019
(OCoLC)1057376618
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wendy Beth Hyman
ISBN: 9780191874154 0191874159 9780192574404 019257440X
OCLC Number: 1090813104
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction --
Poetry and matter in the English renaissance --
The eroitcs of doubt --
Telling time ont he body --
Seizing the "point imaginary" --
Saying no and saying yes.
Responsibility: Wendy Beth Hyman.

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Wendy Beth Hyman examines the limits of embodiment, knowledge, and representation in the erotic carpe diem poem in early modern England. These macabre seductions focused on the lovers' anticipated  Read more...

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