Description - Sixteenth-Century Poetry by Gordon Braden
This anthology of sixteenth-century English verse features generous selections from the canonical poets, alongside judicious selections from lesser-known writers. The anthology represents a wide range of genres, including the love lyric, mythological narrative, religious and political poetry. It covers a broad time period, extending to include the love poetry of John Donne, which marked the end of one poetic era and the beginning of another. Major works or parts of works are presented in their entirety wherever possible: Book III of the 'Faerie Queene' and the whole of 'Astrophil and Stella', for example. At the same time, the inclusion of unusual material, such as three poems written shortly before the poets were executed, and three translations of the same psalm, encourages readers to discover interesting connections and contrasts in the literature of the period. Detailed annotations provide useful background information and facilitate close reading of the poems.
Buy Sixteenth-Century Poetry by Gordon Braden from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
(253mm x 180mm x 32mm)
Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication:
Other Editions - Sixteenth-Century Poetry by Gordon Braden
Book Reviews - Sixteenth-Century Poetry by Gordon Braden
Author Biography - Gordon Braden
Gordon Braden is Professor of English at the University of Virginia. His previous publications include
The Classics and English Renaissance Poetry (1978),
Renaissance Tragedy and the Senecan Tradition (1985),
The Idea of the Renaissance (1989), and
Petrarchan Love and the Continental Renaissance (1999).