English Renaissance Literary Criticism by Brian Vickers
Look inside with Google Book Preview
English Renaissance Literary Criticism
By Brian Vickers

English Renaissance Literary Criticism

By (author) See other recent books by Brian Vickers
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $130.95
Your Price: $117.85 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $13.09! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $5.89 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply



English Renaissance Literary Criticism by Brian Vickers

Book Description

This is the first comprehensive collection of English Renaissance literary criticism to appear for nearly a century. Brian Vickers has brought together a wide-ranging selection of texts, some well-known (such as Sir Philip Sidney's Apology for Poetry, the most brilliant critical essay of the whole Renaissance, here given complete), some little-known (Dudley North's account of Metaphysical poetry), and one being printed for the first time (John Ford's elegy on John Fletcher). In an extensive introduction the editor surveys the main sources and models for English criticism, which turn out to be the major classical texts fusing poetics and rhetoric: Cicero, Quintilian, Horace, Plutarch. Whereas modern literary theory conceives of an autonomous poetic (the poem existing as a verbal artefact, irrespective of its influence on the reader) in the Renaissance all critical theories were rhetorical, seeing literature as having a deliberate design on its readers, to arouse their feelings and to make them love virtue, hate vice. Writers commonly saw their task as being to 'inflame' readers with the desire to emulate goodness. Renaissance literary criticism is also prescriptive, not descriptive: that is, it describes how literature should be written and what effects it should strive for. Accepting this orientation, the editor has included a substantial selection from the major hand-books on rhetoric and poetics, Thomas Wilson's The Arte of Rhetorique (1560) and George Puttenham's The Arte of English Poesie (1589). The emphasis throughout is on the links between literary criticism and literature itself. Most of the selections were produced by the practitioners themselves, poets and dramatists discussing their art: Gascoigne, Spenser, Campion, Daniel, Jonson, Shakespeare (in one of the scenes he contributed to Edward III), Chapman, Fletcher, Heywood, Massinger, Milton. The anthology also includes discussions of all the major literary genres: Senecan tragedy, comedy, tragicomedy, pastoral and allegory, Homeric translations, epic and romance, religious and lyric poetry. All selections are annotated, identifying classical and other sources, and giving translations for Greek, Latin, and Italian texts. A section is devoted to Further Reading, and an extensive glossary is provided for archaic and technical words.

Buy English Renaissance Literary Criticism book by Brian Vickers from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780199261369
ISBN-10: 0199261369
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 202mm x 34mm)
Pages: 672
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 20-Feb-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


Books By Author Brian Vickers

One King Lear by Brian Vickers One King Lear, Hardback (April 2016)

In the 1980s influential scholars argued that Shakespeare revised King Lear in light of theatrical performance, resulting in two texts by the bard's own hand. The two-text theory hardened into orthodoxy. Here Sir Brian Vickers makes the case that Shakespeare did not cut his original text. At stake is the way his greatest play is read and performed.

Justification by Grace Through Faith by Brian Vickers Justification by Grace Through Faith, Paperback / softback (April 2013)

A positive, redemptive-historical treatment of justification using a biblical theological framework. Justification reorients us to Gods purpose for us in creation: that we should live freely, yet in absolute dependence on him.

Shakespeare, 'A Lover's Complaint', and John Davies of Hereford by Brian Vickers Shakespeare, 'A Lover's Complaint', and John Davies of Hereford, Paperback (June 2011)

This text was the first full study of the origins and authorship of A Lover's Complaint.

'counterfeiting' Shakespeare by Brian Vickers 'counterfeiting' Shakespeare, Paperback (October 2009)

Vickers examines authorship claims for two poems, finding neither to be the work of Shakespeare.

» View all books by Brian Vickers

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about English Renaissance Literary Criticism book by Brian Vickers and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Brian Vickers

Brian Vickers is Chair of English Language and Literature, ETH Zurich.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Brian Vickers close
One King Lear by Brian Vickers
Justification by Grace Through Faith by Brian Vickers
Shakespeare, 'A Lover's Complaint', and John Davies of Hereford by Brian Vickers
'counterfeiting' Shakespeare by Brian Vickers
Francis Bacon and Renaissance Prose by Brian Vickers
Artistry of Shakespeare's Prose by Brian Vickers
William Shakespeare by Brian Vickers
Man of Feeling by Brian Vickers
William Shakespeare by Brian Vickers
William Shakespeare by Brian Vickers
William Shakespeare by Brian Vickers
William Shakespeare by Brian Vickers
William Shakespeare by Brian Vickers
Francis Bacon by Brian Vickers
Shakespeare, 'A Lover's Complaint' and John Davies of Hereford by Brian Vickers
Jesus' Blood and Righteousness by Brian Vickers
Shakespeare, Co-author by Brian Vickers
Shakespeare, Co-author by Brian Vickers
Counterfeiting Shakespeare by Brian Vickers
English Renaissance Literary Criticism by Brian Vickers
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close