Renaissance Perspectives in Literature and the Visual Arts by Murray RostonRenaissance Perspectives in Literature and the Visual Arts by Murray Roston

Renaissance Perspectives in Literature and the Visual Arts

byMurray Roston

Paperback | July 14, 2014

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Roston demonstrates that what emerges is not a fixed or monolithic pattern for each generation but a dynamic series of responses to shared challenges. The book relates leading English writers and literary modes to contemporary developments in architecture, painting, and sculpture, exploring by a close reading of the texts and the artistic works the insights such comparison offers.

Originally published in 1987.

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Title:Renaissance Perspectives in Literature and the Visual ArtsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:396 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.68 inPublished:July 14, 2014Publisher:Princeton University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0691602980

ISBN - 13:9780691602981

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Table of Contents


  • FrontMatter, pg. i
  • CONTENTS, pg. v
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS, pg. vii
  • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS, pg. ix
  • INTRODUCTION, pg. 3
  • CHAPTER I. The Pilgrimage to Canterbury, pg. 13
  • CHAPTER 2. Hierarchy in the Mystery Plays, pg. 63
  • CHAPTER 3. The Ideal and the Real, pg. 101
  • CHAPTER 4. Spenser and the Pagan Gods, pg. 143
  • CHAPTER 5. A Kingdom for a Stage, pg. 193
  • CHAPTER 6. Shakespeare's Artistic Allegiance, pg. 239
  • CHAPTER 7. Varieties of Seventeenth-Century Prose, pg. 279
  • CHAPTER 8. The World as Anagram: The Poetry of George Herbert, pg. 301
  • NOTES, pg. 343
  • INDEX, pg. 369



Editorial Reviews

"Without question, this book is stimulating in its approach and subject matter, and I strongly recommend it for the libraries of interdisciplinarian and Renaissance enthusiasts and scholars."--Richard Studing, Seventeenth-Century News