The Cambridge Companion To English Poetry, Donne To Marvell by Thomas N. CornsThe Cambridge Companion To English Poetry, Donne To Marvell by Thomas N. Corns

The Cambridge Companion To English Poetry, Donne To Marvell

EditorThomas N. Corns

Paperback | November 26, 1993

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English poetry in the first half of the seventeenth century, an outstandingly rich and varied body of verse, can be understood and appreciated more fully when set in its cultural and ideological context. This introductory Companion, consisting of fourteen new introductory essays by scholars of international standing, provides individual studies of Donne, Jonson, Herrick, Herbert, Carew, Suckling, Lovelace, Milton, Crashaw, Vaughan and Marvell, together with general essays on the political, social and religious context, and the relationship of poetry to the mutations and developments of genre and tradition.
Title:The Cambridge Companion To English Poetry, Donne To MarvellFormat:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.75 inPublished:November 26, 1993Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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ISBN - 10:0521423090

ISBN - 13:9780521423090

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Table of Contents

Chronology; Part I. The Context: 1. Politics and religion David Loewenstein; 2. The politics of gender Elaine Hobby; 3. Manuscript, print, and the social history of the lyric Arthur F. Marroti; 4. Genre and tradition Alastair Fowler; 5. Rhetoric Brian Vickers; Part II. Some Poets: 6. John Donne Achsah Guibbory; 7. Ben Jonson Richard Helgerson; 8. Robert Herrick Leah S. Marcus; 9. George Herbert Helen Wilcox; 10. Thomas Carew, Sir John Suckling and Richard Lovelace Thomas N. Corns; 11. John Milton: the early works Michael Wilding; 12. Richard Crashaw Anthony Low; 13. Henry Vaughan Jonathan Post; 14. Andrew Marvell Donald M. Friedman.

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"...one of the signal virtues of this fine collection is its expert blend of traditional and novel approaches. The entire collection attests at once to the interpretive power of a currently unfashionable mode of criticism that pays attention to genre and provides cogency to the current emphasis on the material transmission of books and manuscripts. One emerges from the collection not with the sense of the enormous distance separating new and old approaches but rather with a refreshing picture of the contiguity of new and old....A fine introduction to the field for ambitious undergraduates and beginning graduate students, it contains more than enough novelty to sustain the interest of specialists." Michael Schoenfeldt, Renaissance Quarterly