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The Shorter Poems

The Shorter Poems

  • Author: Edmund Spenser,Richard Mccabe
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics
  • ISBN: 9780140434453
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 780
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While The Faerie Queene is his masterpiece, Edmund Spenser showed his supreme versatility and skill as eulogist, satirist, pastoral poet, and prophet in his shorter poetry. This new edition demonstrates the point. Included in this volume are The Shepheardes Calender, twelve poems that mark a turning point in literary history, as the anonymous author confidently asserts his faith in the native vigor of the English language; the Amoretti and Hymnes, which reveal an acute sense of how erotic and even religious love are shot through with vanity and narcissism; Mother Hubberds Tale, an Elizabethan Animal Farm; and the Epithalamion, a rare celebration of consummated desire that is offset by far darker echoes. To assist readers with Spenser's many allusions to biblical, classical, and contemporary literature, Richard A. McCabe provides an insightful Introduction and detailed notes. "Spenser is most commonly celebrated as the author of The Faerie Queene, yet had he written nothing other than the works collected in the present volume he would still rank amongst the foremost of English poets."--Richard A. McCabe, from the Introduction

The Faerie Queene: A Reader's Guide

The Faerie Queene: A Reader's Guide

  • Author: Elizabeth Heale
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521654685
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 190
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'Aimed primarily at undergraduates, this admirable guide ought to be in every library where readers may first encounter The Faerie Queene. Highly recommended.' Choice

Fierce Wars and Faithful Loves

Fierce Wars and Faithful Loves

Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene

  • Author: Edmund Spenser,Roy Maynard
  • Publisher: Canon Press & Book Service
  • ISBN: 1885767390
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 240
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Despite all of his acknowledged greatness, almost no one reads Edmund Spenser (1552-99) anymore. Roy Maynard takes the first book of the 'Faerie Queene, ' exploring the concept of Holiness with the character of the Redcross Knight, and makes Spenser accessible again. He does this not by dumbing it down, but by deftly modernizing the spelling, explaining the obscurities in clever asides, and cuing the reader towards the right response. In today's cultural, aesthetic, and educational wars, Spenser is a mighty ally for twenty-first century Christians. Maynard proves himself a worthy mediator between Spenser's time and ours. (Gene Edward Veith)

The faerie queene

The faerie queene

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
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The Major Works

The Major Works

  • Author: John Milton
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780192804099
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 966
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This authoritative edition was originally published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together a unique combination of Milton's poetry and prose - all the English verse together with a generous selection from the major prose writings - to give the essence of his work and thinking. Milton's influence on English poetry and criticism has been incalculable, and this edition covers the full range of his poetic and political output. It includes Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, and Samson Agonistes as well as major prose works such as Areopagitica and The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates. As well as all the English and Italian verse, the volume includes most of the Latin and Greek verse in parallel translation. Spelling has been modernized, and the poems are arranged in order of publication, essential to an understanding of the progress of Milton's career in relation to the political and religious upheavals of his time. The extensive notes cover syntax, vocabulary, historical context, and biblical and classical allusions. The introduction traces both Milton's changing conception of his own vocation, and the critical reception his work has received over the past four centuries.

Edmund Spenser's 'The Faerie Queene': A Reading Guide

Edmund Spenser's 'The Faerie Queene': A Reading Guide

A Reading Guide

  • Author: Andrew Zurcher
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN: 0748646310
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 232
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Introduces a Renaissance masterpiece to a modern audience. This guide will help new readers to understand and enjoy The Faerie Queene, drawing attention to its various ironies, its self-reflexive construction, its visual emphasis and the timeless ethical, political, and literary questions that it asks of all of us. The book includes key selections from the poem (each accompanied by a headnote, commentary and glosses), historical and critical discussions, teaching and learning plans and a guide to further resources in electronic and print media.

The Complete English Poems

The Complete English Poems

  • Author: John Donne
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141916036
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 688
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No poet has been more wilfully contradictory than John Donne, whose works forge unforgettable connections between extremes of passion and mental energy. From satire to tender elegy, from sacred devotion to lust, he conveys an astonishing range of emotions and poetic moods. Constant in his work, however, is an intensity of feeling and expression and complexity of argument that is as evident in religious meditations such as 'Good Friday 1613. Riding Westward' as it is in secular love poems such as 'The Sun Rising' or 'The Flea'. 'The intricacy and subtlety of his imagination are the length and depth of the furrow made by his passion,' wrote Yeats, pinpointing the unique genius of a poet who combined ardour and intellect in equal measure.

The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia

The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia

  • Author: Sir Philip Sidney
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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  • Page: 476
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The Questing Knights of the Faerie Queen

The Questing Knights of the Faerie Queen

  • Author: Geraldine McCaughrean
  • Publisher: Gardners Books
  • ISBN: 9780340866221
  • Category: Children's stories
  • Page: 142
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This version of Edmund Spenser's classic tale is retold in an accessible manner, bringing stories of knights, dragons, sorcerers and princesses to a new generation.

The Complete Poems and Translations

The Complete Poems and Translations

  • Author: Christopher Marlowe
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9780143104957
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 287
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This unique anthology offers a more comprehensive look at the poems of Christopher Marlowe, England's first great poet and playwright.

Sidney's 'The Defence of Poesy' and Selected Renaissance Literary Criticism

Sidney's 'The Defence of Poesy' and Selected Renaissance Literary Criticism

  • Author: Gavin Alexander
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141936959
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 544
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Controversy raged through England during the 1570-80s as Puritans denounced all manner of games & pastimes as a danger to public morals. Writers quickly turrned their attention to their own art and the first & most influential response came with Philip Sidney's Defense. Here he set out to answer contemporary critics &, with reference to Classical models of criticism, formulated a manifesto for English literature. Also includes George Puttenham's Art of English Poesy, Samuel Daniel's Defence of Rhyme, & passages by writers such as Ben Jonson, Francis Bacon & George Gascoigne.

The Faerie Queene

The Faerie Queene

  • Author: Edmund Spenser
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141920408
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 1248
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The Faerie Queene was the first epic in English and one of the most influential poems in the language for later poets from Milton to Tennyson. Dedicating his work to Elizabeth I, Spenser brilliantly united medieval romance and renaissance epic to expound the glory of the Virgin Queen. The poem recounts the quests of knights including Sir Guyon, Knight of Constance, who resists temptation, and Artegall, Knight of Justice, whose story alludes to the execution of Mary Queen of Scots. Composed as an overt moral and political allegory, The Faerie Queene, with its dramatic episodes of chivalry, pageantry and courtly love, is also a supreme work of atmosphere, colour and sensuous description.

The Complete English Poems

The Complete English Poems

  • Author: George Herbert
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 014196586X
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 512
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George Herbert combined the intellectual and the spiritual, the humble and the divine, to create some of the most moving devotional poetry in the English language. His deceptively simple verse uses the ingenious arguments typical of seventeenth-century 'metaphysical' poets, and unusual imagery drawn from musical structures, the natural world and domestic activity to explore a mosaic of Biblical themes. From the wit and wordplay of 'The Pulley' and the formal experimentation of 'Easter Wings' and 'Paradise', to the intense, highly personal relationship between man and God portrayed in 'The Collar' and 'Redemption', the works collected here show the transcendental power of divine love.

John Donne

John Donne

The Major Works

  • Author: John Donne,John Carey
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780192840417
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 488
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This authoritative edition was formerly published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together a unique combination of Donne's poetry and prose - all the major poems, complemented by rarely published letters and extracts from Donne's sermons - to give the essence of his work and thinking. John Donne (1572-1631) is today celebrated as one of the greatest of the metaphysical poets, whose verse was daringly original and whoseuse of imagery and conceits marked a new, intellectual approach to poetry. His Satires, Elegies, and Songs and Sonnets, which contain his most famous love poems, were complemented by his religious writing, both verse and prose. He was one of the most renowned preachers of his day, and this volume does equal justice to the full range of his work. In addition to nearly all his English poetry this volume includes over 130 extracts from Donne's sermons, as well as the full text of his last sermon, 'Death's Duel'. A distinguishing feature of the selection is that the works are arranged in the chronological order of their composition.

The Yale Edition of the Shorter Poems of Edmund Spenser

The Yale Edition of the Shorter Poems of Edmund Spenser

  • Author: Edmund Spenser,William A. Oram
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 9780300042450
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 830
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This is a comprehensive edition of Spenser’s shorter poems since the 'Variorum Minor Poems' published in the 1940s. In the interval our understanding of Renaissance culture of Spenser’s work has changed greatly. The new 'Shorter Poems' has a double purpose - to provide a modern edition responding to the changes in our knowledge of Spenser over the past four decades and to create a text that can be used in graduate and undergraduate courses.

The Fairy Queen

The Fairy Queen

  • Author: Edmund Spenser
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 496
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The Cambridge Companion to Spenser

The Cambridge Companion to Spenser

  • Author: Andrew Hadfield
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521645706
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 278
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The Cambridge Companion to Spenser provides an introduction to Spenser that is at once accessible and rigorous. Fourteen specially commissioned essays by leading scholars bring together the best recent writing on the work of the most important non-dramatic Renaissance poet. The contributions provide all the essential information required to appreciate and understand Spenser's rewarding and challenging work. The Companion guides the reader through Spenser's poetry and prose, and provides extensive commentary on his life, the historical and religious context in which he wrote, his wide reading in Classical, European and English poetry, his sexual politics and use of language. Emphasis is placed on Spenser's relationship to his native England, and to Ireland - where he lived for most of his adult life - as well as the myriad of intellectual contexts which inform his writing. A chronology and further reading lists make this volume indispensable for any student of Spenser.

Studies in Classic American Literature

Studies in Classic American Literature

  • Author: D. H. Lawrence,Ezra Greenspan,Lindeth Vasey
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521550161
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 632
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Landmark volume of D. H. Lawrence's writings on American literature including major essays on Poe, Hawthorne, Melville and Whitman.

Edmund Spenser's Poetry

Edmund Spenser's Poetry

Authoritative Texts, Criticism

  • Author: Edmund Spenser,Anne Lake Prescott
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton
  • ISBN: 9780393927856
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 881
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Edmund Spenser's Poetry is now available in a revised and updated Norton Critical Edition.

Maxims and Reflections

Maxims and Reflections

  • Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Publisher: Urban Romantics via PublishDrive
  • ISBN: 1911495283
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 132
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How can a man come to know himself? Never by thinking, but by doing. Try to do your duty, and you will know at once what you are worth.