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Poetry and paternity in Renaissance England Sidney, Spenser, Shakespeare, Donne and Jonson

Author: Tom MacFaul
Publisher: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Renaissance was a high-point of English love poetry. This book considers the various anxieties about sex and fatherhood that informed and shaped the major poems of the time, providing social  Read more...

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Named Person: Philip Sidney; Benjamin Jonson; John Donne; Edmund Spenser; William Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom MacFaul
ISBN: 9781107411371 1107411378 9780521191104 0521191106
OCLC Number: 901575355
Description: 275 p.
Contents: 1. Presumptive fathers; 2. Uncertain paternity: the indifferent ideology of patriarchy; 3. The childish love of Philip Sidney and Fulke Greville; 4. Spenser's timely fruit: generation in The Faerie Queene; 5. 'We desire increase': Shakespeare's non-dramatic poetry; 6. John Donne's rhetorical contraception; 7. 'To propagate their names': Ben Jonson as poetic godfather; Coda: sons.
Responsibility: Tom MacFaul [aut].

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