The Reinvention of Love: Poetry, Politics and Culture from Sidney to Milton by Anthony LowThe Reinvention of Love: Poetry, Politics and Culture from Sidney to Milton by Anthony Low

The Reinvention of Love: Poetry, Politics and Culture from Sidney to Milton

byAnthony Low

Paperback | July 31, 2008

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Through close reading of the work of Sidney, Donne, Herbert, Crashaw, Carew and Milton, Anthony Low argues that cultural, economic and political change transformed the way poets from Sidney to Milton thought and wrote about love. He shows how poets struggled to invent a form of love in harmony with the changing world. Sacred love, cut off from old traditions under cultural change, took on surprising new forms. Mutual or married love carried increasingly difficult burdens for lovers seeking shelter from loneliness or accomodation with a threatening world.
Title:The Reinvention of Love: Poetry, Politics and Culture from Sidney to MiltonFormat:PaperbackDimensions:276 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.63 inPublished:July 31, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521070325

ISBN - 13:9780521070324

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Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; 1. Sir Philip Sidney: 'Huge desyre'; 2. John Donne: 'Defects of lonelinesse'; 3. John Donne: 'The Holy Ghost is amorous in his metaphors'; 4. George Herbert: 'The best love'; 5. Richard Crashaw: 'Love's delicious fire'; 6. Thomas Carew: 'Fresh invention'; 7. John Milton: 'Because we freely love'; 8. John Milton: 'Haile wedded love'; Conclusion.

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"This perceptive and profoundly humane book offers a fresh and original perspective on the lines of development in Early Modern love poetry as well as a timely reassessment of the views of earlier critics...provides helpful insights into the thought of Milton and Donne in particular and a basis for qualifying and revaluing some of the major emphases of recent critical theory..." John M. Steadman, International Journal of the Classical Tradition