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Squitter-wits and muse-haters : Sidney, Spenser, Milton, and Renaissance antipoetic sentiment

Author: Peter C Herman
Publisher: Detroit : Wayne State University Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This study offers an approach toward Renaissance literary production, demonstrating that antipoetic sentiment, previously dismissed as an unimportant aspect of Tudor-Stuart literary culture,  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Philip Sidney; Edmund Spenser; John Milton; Philip Sidney, Sir; Edmund Spenser; John Milton; John Milton; Philip Sidney; Edmund Spenser; Edmund Spenser; Philip Sidney; John Milton
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter C Herman
ISBN: 0814325718 9780814325711
OCLC Number: 33898789
Description: 284 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Problem of Poetry --
1. The Antipoetics of Protestantism --
2. When Is a Defense Not a Defense? Sidney's Paradoxical Apology for Poetry --
3. Astrophil and Stella: Poetry, Politics, and Masculinity --
4. "See the Boy with the Stagefright": Spenser's The Shepheardes Calender and the Problematics of Ambition --
5. "To Forge True-Seeming Lyes": Bon and Mal Poetry in The Faerie Queene --
6. "Advent'rous Song": Milton's Early Poetry and the Muse-haters.
Responsibility: Peter C. Herman.


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