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Sidney's "The Defence of Poesy" and Selected Renaissance Literary Criticism

Author: SIDNEY, PHILIP
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Pub Date: 26/02/2004
Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS LTD
ISBN: 9780141439389
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Quick overview Includes George Puttenham's "Art of English Poesy", Samuel Daniel's "Defense of Rhyme", and passages by writers such as Ben Jonson, Francis Bacon and George Gascoigne.
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Controversy raged through England during the 1570-80s as Puritans denounced all manner of games & pastimes as a danger to public morals. Writers quickly turned their attention to their own art and the first & most influential response came with Philip Sidney's "Defense". Here he set out to answer contemporary critics &, with reference to Classical models of criticism, formulated a manifesto for English literature. Also includes George Puttenham's "Art of English Poesy", Samuel Daniel's "Defense of Rhyme", & passages by writers such as Ben Jonson, Francis Bacon & George Gascoigne.

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