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Spenser's supreme fiction : Platonic natural philosophy and the faerie queene

Spenser's supreme fiction : Platonic natural philosophy and the faerie queene

Author: Jon A Quitslund
Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Quitslund argues that Spenser sought authority for his poem by grounding its narrative in a divinely ordained natural order, intelligible in terms derived from the ancient sources of poetry and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Named Person: Edmund Spenser; Edmund Spenser; Plato; Edmund Spenser; Plato; Edmund Spenser; Platon; Plato.; Edmund Spenser; Edmund Spenser
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jon A Quitslund
ISBN: 0802035051 9780802035059
OCLC Number: 47200625
Description: xiv, 373 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The Maker's Mind --
The Author in 1580 and 1590 --
The Subject of Gender --
The Poet's Career in 1580 and 1590 --
Dialogical Relations between Gabriel Harvey and Edmund Spenser --
The World and the Book --
Nature and Myth --
'The whole circle or compasse of Learning' --
The Poem as Heterocosm --
'Deepe within the mynd' --
The Poet as Magus and Viator --
Isomorphism of the Soul and the World --
Socratic and Esoteric Humanism --
Poetic and Philosophical Discourses --
Spenser's Poetry and Ficinian Platonism --
Platonic Natural Philosophy in the Aeneid --
The Organic Soul or Spiritus --
Landino's Commentary on the Aeneid --
English Protestant Responses to Platonic Natural Philosophy --
'Within This Wide Great Vniuerse' --
Nature in The Faerie Queene: Concepts and Phenomena --
Hierarchical and Dynamic Principles --
Night and Day; Destiny, Necessity, Providence --
Fate and Fortune --
Strife and Love --
The Four Elements --
Sprights and Spirits --
Decay --
Reading the Garden of Adonis Canto --
Sources of the Source --
Reading the Garden as a Woman --
Courtly and Erudite Trattati d'Amore --
Formal Symmetries in the Garden Canto --
The Ontological Status of the Garden --
Gender Roles and Family Life in the Garden --
'In the thickest couert of that shade' --
The Work of Mourning --
The Platonic Program of the Garden Canto --
Leone Ebreo's Exposition of Two Myths in The Symposium --
Louis Le Roy's Le Sympose de Platon --
Marsilio Ficino's De Amore --
Aristophanes' Myth and the Daughters of Chrysogone.
Responsibility: Jon A. Quitslund.


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