The Cambridge Companion to English Literature, 1500-1600 by Arthur F. KinneyThe Cambridge Companion to English Literature, 1500-1600 by Arthur F. Kinney

The Cambridge Companion to English Literature, 1500-1600

EditorArthur F. Kinney

Paperback | December 13, 1999

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This is the first comprehensive account of English Renaissance literature in the context of the culture that shaped it: the courts of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I, the tumult of Catholic and Protestant alliances during the Reformation, the age of printing and of New World discovery. The Companion covers developments in poetry, prose, religious writing, drama, satire and humanism in fourteen newly-commissioned essays, written by experts for student readers. A detailed chronology of major literary achievements concludes with a list of authors and their dates.
Title:The Cambridge Companion to English Literature, 1500-1600Format:PaperbackDimensions:364 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.83 inPublished:December 13, 1999Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521587581

ISBN - 13:9780521587587

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Table of Contents

Illustrations; Chronology of texts and events, 1500-1600; Contemporary lives Charlotte Spivack; Introduction Arthur F. Kinney; 1. The sixteenth century Colin Burrow; 2. Tudor aesthetics Clark Hulse; 3. Authorship and the material conditions of writing Wendy Wall; 4. Poetry, patronage, and the court Catherine Bates; 5. Religious writing John N. King; 6. Dramatic experiments: Tudor drama, 1490-1567 Leah S. Marcus; 7. Dramatic achievements Suzanne Gossett; 8. Lyric forms Heather Dubrow; 9. Narrative, romance, and epic Donald Cheney; 10. The evolution of Tudor satire Anne Lake Prescott; 11. Chronicles of private life Lena Cowen Orlin; 12. Popular culture in print Garrett Sullivan and Linda Woodbridge; 13. Rewriting the world, rewriting the body Raymond Waddington; 14. Writing empire and nation Richard Helgerson; Index.

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This comprehensive scholarly anthology edited by Deborah Payne Fisk discusses Renaissance literature within the context of the culture that created it. This edition of The Cambridge Companion to English Literature 1500 -1600 provides students with a rich and varied portrait of the literature that was created during the rules of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I and the Age of Reformation. A team of 16 English scholars was commissioned to contribute pieces to this seminal text, which surveys the history and development of poetry, prose, religious writing, drama, satire and humanism.

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"The purpose of the book is to provide students with an overview of the age and the forces at work in it. It succeeds so well over such a wide field that even specialists are likely to pick up something new. Highly recommended for all academic collections." Choice