The Poetics of Melancholy in Early Modern England by Douglas TrevorThe Poetics of Melancholy in Early Modern England by Douglas Trevor

The Poetics of Melancholy in Early Modern England

byDouglas Trevor

Paperback | June 25, 2009

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Exploring how attitudes toward human emotions changed in England during the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, this book emphasizes the shared concerns of the 'non-literary' and 'literary' texts produced by Edmund Spenser, John Donne, Robert Burton, and John Milton. Douglas Trevor asserts that 'scholarly' practices such as glossing texts and appending sidenotes influenced the methods by which these writers came to analyze their own moods.
Title:The Poetics of Melancholy in Early Modern EnglandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:268 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:June 25, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521114233

ISBN - 13:9780521114233

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Table of Contents

1. The reinvention of sadness; 2. Detachability and the passions in Edmund Spenser's The Shepheardes Calender; 3. Hamlet and the humors of skepticism; 4. John Donne and scholarly melancholy; 5. Robert Burton's melancholic England; 6. Solitary Milton; Epilogue: after Galenism: angelic corporeality in Paradise Lost.

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"This book constitutes a major contribution to Renaissance studies: lucidly written, ambitious in its choice of topic and of texts, and opulently intelligent in the details of its literary analysis." --Katherine Elsaman Maus, University of Virginia.