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Description - Renaissance Women Poets by Aemilia Lanyer

This edition makes available all of the poetry by the three key Renaissance women poets: Isabella Whitney (fl. 1567-73), Mary Sidney, Countess of Pembroke (1561-1621) and Aemilia Lanyer (1569-1640). Each of the poets is an innovator: with genre, language, poetical form, social and political meaning. Whitney uses print to challenge patriarchal assumptions through the very forms that carry those assumtions (Ovidian verse epistle). Sidney takes a traditional method (translation) and traditional subject matter (psalms) to produce political critique. Lanyer forges a new form in order to celebrate an ideal of female community while questioning what tradition says about women.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780140424096
ISBN-10: 0140424091
Format: Paperback
(200mm x 135mm x 21mm)
Pages: 464
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Jan-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Aemilia Lanyer

Born into the Cheshire gentry, Isabella Whitney (c.1550-?) went into service in London and published two volumes of poetry.Mary Sidney, Countess of Pembroke (1561-1621) worked in close literary collaboration with her brother, Sir Philip Sidney, and continued to write after his death.Aemelia Lanyer (1569-1645), a devotional poet, was raised in the Countess of Kent's household and married an Italian musician. Danielle Clarke is a lecturer in English at University College, Dublin.

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