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Renaissance Literature: An Anthology (Blackwell Anthologies (Paper))

ISBN: 0631198989; 9780631198987;
Издательство: Blackwell Publishers
Страниц: 1161

Book Description Responding to the broadening of the canon in recent years, this accessible anthology makes available the most important poetry and prose from the period between the accession of Henry VIII in 1509 and the English Revolution of 1640. Arranged chronologically, generous selections of Renaissance masters, such as More, Wyatt, Tyndale, Spenser, Shakespeare, Bacon and Donne, are complemented by a strong emphasis on women writers, including Queen Elizabeth, Aemilia Lanyer, Rachel Speght, Mary Sidney, the Countess of Pembroke, Lady Mary Wroth and Elizabeth Cary. A range of prose works, including biblical translations, carols, ballads, songs and hymns, illustrates the development of English prose style over the period. Helpful introductions and annotations to the newly-edited texts reflect recent developments in cultural and critical theory as well as the current state of Renaissance scholarship. This is also one of the first anthologies to include cross-references to...