Laura : uncovering gender and genre in Wyatt, Donne, and Marvell (Book, 1994) []
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Laura : uncovering gender and genre in Wyatt, Donne, and Marvell

Author: Barbara L Estrin
Publisher: Durham (N.C.) Duke University Press 1994
Series: Post-contemporary interventions
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Named Person: John Donne; Andrew Marvell; Thomas Wyatt
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara L Estrin
ISBN: 0822314991 9780822314998
OCLC Number: 1014625714
Description: XIV, 345 p. 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments xiNote on Editions xivIntroduction: Gender Performance and Genre Slippage 1PETRARCH Inverting the Order: Laura as Eve to Petrarch's Adam 41"Like a Man Who Thinks and Weeps and Writes": Laura as Mercury to Petrarch's Battus 61WYATT Taking Bread: Wyatt's Revenge in the Lyrics and Sustenance in the Psalms 93"Liking This": Telling Wyatt's Feelings 123DONNE Small Change: Defections from Petrarchan and Spenserian Poetics 149Sylvia Transformed: Returning Donne's Gifts 180"A Pregnant Bank": Contracting and Abstracting the "You" in Donne's "A Valediction of My Name in the Window" and "Elegy: Change" 201MARVELL "Busie Companies of Men": Appropriations of Female Power in "Damon the Mower" and "The Gallery" 227"Preparing for Longer Flight": Marvell's Nymph and the Revenge of Silence 255A-Mazing and A-Musing: After the Garden in "Appleton House" 278Musing Afterward 304Notes 319Index 341
Series Title: Post-contemporary interventions
Responsibility: Barbara L. Estrin.


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