• English literature

John Donne and Early Modern Legal Culture

The End of Equity in the Satyres
Author: Gregory Kneidel
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780820704814
Category: English literature
Page: N.A
View: 7061
"For Donne scholars, this book brings a fresh body of legal scholarship to bear on Donne's early poetry and, conversely, for scholars working in the field of law and early modern literature, it reevaluates the links between law and satire"--

    • Law

The Legal Epic

"Paradise Lost" and the Early Modern Law
Author: Alison A. Chapman
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022643513X
Category: Law
Page: 291
View: 1944
The seventeenth century witnessed some of the most important jurisprudential changes in England s history, yet it is relatively untouched territory in the rich field of literature and law. Alison Chapman s book fills this gap by situating the poet and polemicist John Milton in the center of late-seventeenth-century legal history. One of England s greatest poets, Milton was arguably also the most litigious, and he had an exceptionally wide and deep knowledge of law and judicial processes. While this book ranges widely across Milton s life and work, its primary focus is on the role that law plays in "Paradise Lost." Throughout "Paradise Lost," Chapman shows, Milton invites his readers to judge the ways of God both according to the dictates of reason and conscience and also according to prevailing ideas about legal justice. Law, Chapman argues, forms a crucial albeit unrecognized part of Milton s attempt in" Paradise Lost" to justify the ways of God to men. "

    • Literary Criticism

The Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne

The Satyres
Author: John Donne
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780253012906
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 1044
View: 9119
Based on an exhaustive study of the manuscripts and printed editions in which these poems have appeared, the fifth volume in the series of The Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne presents newly edited critical texts of the five canonical satires and "Metempsychosis" and details the genealogical history of each accompanied by a thorough prose discussion. The analysis contained in the volume shows that Donne revised each of the poems and explains how readings from the competing versions were intermingled in the early editions and transmitted to subsequent generations. The volume also presents a comprehensive organized digest of the critical-scholarly commentary on these poems from Donne’s time through 2001.

    • Literary Criticism

Rethinking the Turn to Religion in Early Modern English Literature

The Poetics of All Believers
Author: Gregory Kneidel
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230573680
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 216
View: 3447
Offering new readings of major eary modern English poets such as Spenser, Milton and Donne, Kneidel counters the trend among literary critics to associate early modern religion with Pauline inwardness and self-formation by showing how these writers took Saint Paul as a model of rhetorical skill and political acumen.


    • Literary Criticism

Classical and Christian Ideas in English Renaissance Poetry


Author: Isabel Rivers
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134844174
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 248
View: 7970
Since publication in 1979 Isabel Rivers' sourcebook has established itself as the essential guide to English Renaissance poetry. It: provides an account of the main classical and Christian ideas, outlining their meaning, their origins and their transmission to the Renaissance; illustrates the ways in which Renaissance poetry drew on classical and Christian ideas; contains extracts from key classical and Christian texts and relates these to the extracts of the English poems which draw on them; includes suggestions for further reading, and an invaluable bibliographical appendix.

    • Literary Criticism

Marlowe's Counterfeit Profession

Ovid, Spenser, Counter-Nationhood
Author: Patrick Cheney
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442612967
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 416
View: 8869
Cheney argues that Marlowe organizes his canon around an "Ovidian" career model, or cursus, which turns from amatory poetry to tragedy to epic. The first comprehensive reading of the Marlowe canon in over a generation.

    • Education

A Glossary of Literary Terms


Author: M.H. Abrams,Geoffrey Harpham
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285974514
Category: Education
Page: 448
View: 7079
First published over fifty years ago, A GLOSSARY OF LITERARY TERMS remains an essential text for all serious students of literature. Now fully updated to reflect the latest scholarship on recent and rapidly evolving critical theories, the eleventh edition contains a complete glossary of essential literary terms presented as a series of engaging, beautifully crafted essays that explore the terms, place them in context, and suggest related entries and additional reading. This indispensable, authoritative, and highly affordable reference covers terms useful in discussing literature and literary history, theory, and criticism. Perfect as a core text for introductory literary theory or as a supplement to any literature course, this classic work is an invaluable reference that students can continue to use throughout their academic and professional careers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

    • Literary Collections

Essays of George Eliot


Author: George Eliot
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465558632
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 476
View: 4644
PREFACE. Since the death of George Eliot much public curiosity has been excited by the repeated allusions to, and quotations from, her contributions to periodical literature, and a leading newspaper gives expression to a general wish when it says that “this series of striking essays ought to be collected and reprinted, both because of substantive worth and because of the light they throw on the author’s literary canons and predilections.” In fact, the articles which were published anonymously in The Westminster Review have been so pointedly designated by the editor, and the biographical sketch in the “Famous Women” series is so emphatic in its praise of them, and so copious in its extracts from one and the least important one of them, that the publication of all the Review and magazine articles of the renowned novelist, without abridgment or alteration, would seem but an act of fair play to her fame, while at the same time a compliance with a reasonable public demand. Nor are these first steps in her wonderful intellectual progress any the less, but are all the more noteworthy, for being first steps. “To ignore this stage,” says the author of the valuable little volume to which we have just referred—“to ignore this stage in George Eliot’s mental development would be to lose one of the connecting links in her history.” Furthermore,“nothing in her fictions excels the style of these papers.” Here is all her“epigrammatic felicity,” and an irony not surpassed by Heine himself, while her paper on the poet Young is one of her wittiest bits of critical analysis. Her translation of Status’s “Life of Jesus” was published in 1840, and her translation of Feuerbach’s “Essence of Christianity” in 1854. Her translation of Spinoza’s “Ethics” was finished the same year, but remains unpublished. She was associate editor of The Westminster Reviewfrom 1851 to 1853. She was about twenty-seven years of age when her first translation appeared, thirty-three when the first of these magazine articles appeared, thirty-eight at the publication of her first story, and fifty-nine when she finished “Theophrastus Such.” Two years after she died, at the age of sixty-one. So that George Eliot’s literary life covered a period of about thirty-two years.

    • Political science

The Tree of Common Wealth

A Treatise
Author: Edmund Dudley
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Political science
Page: 66
View: 5411

    • Social Science

Unequal Opportunities

The Case of Women and the Media
Author: Margaret Gallagher
Publisher: United Nations Educational
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 221
View: 1347

    • Literary Criticism

A Brief History of American Literature


Author: Richard Gray
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444392463
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 420
View: 8431
A Brief History of American Literature offers students and general readers a concise and up-to-date history of the full range of American writing from its origins until the present day. Represents the only up-to-date concise history of American literature Covers fiction, poetry, drama and non-fiction, as well as looking at other forms of literature including folktales, spirituals, the detective story, the thriller and science fiction Considers how our understanding of American literature has changed over the past twenty years Offers students an abridged version of History of American Literature, a book widely considered the standard survey text Provides an invaluable introduction to the subject for students of American literature, American studies and all those interested in the literature and culture of the United States

    • History

The Century of Colombus


Author: James J. Walsh
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1625582935
Category: History
Page: 449
View: 1788
James Joseph Walsh, M.D., LL.D., Litt.D., Sc.D. (1865-1942) was an American physician and author, born in New York City. He graduated from Fordham College in 1884 and from the University of Pennsylvania (M.D.) in 1895. After postgraduate work in Paris, Vienna and Berlin he settled in New York.

    • Fiction

Ephemera Critica


Author: John Churton Collins
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3734034876
Category: Fiction
Page: 228
View: 6963
Reproduction of the original: Ephemera Critica by John Churton Collins


    • Science

The Quantifying Spirit in the 18th Century


Author: Tore Frängsmyr,J. L. Heilbron,Robin E. Rider
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520070226
Category: Science
Page: 411
View: 4443

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

The Routledge History of Literature in English

Britain and Ireland
Author: Ronald Carter,John McRae
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1315461285
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 622
View: 1028
The Routledge History of Literature in English covers the main developments in the history of British and Irish literature, with accompanying language notes which explore the interrelationships between language and literature at each stage. With a span from AD 600 to the present day, it emphasises the growth of literary writing, its traditions, conventions and changing characteristics, and includes literature from the margins, both geographical and cultural. Extensive quotations from poetry, prose and drama underpin the narrative. The third edition covers recent developments in literary and cultural theory, and features: a new chapter on novels, drama and poetry in the 21st century; examples of analysis of key texts drawn from across the history of British and Irish literature, including material from Chaucer, Shakespeare, John Keats and Virginia Woolf; an extensive companion website including extra language notes and key text analysis; lists of Booker, Costa and Nobel literature prize winners; and an A-Z of authors and topics. The Routledge History of Literature in English is an invaluable reference for any student of English literature and language.

    • Criticism

Elements of criticism [by H. Home].


Author: Henry Home (lord Kames.)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Criticism
Page: 985
View: 5880

    • English literature

The Short Oxford History of English Literature


Author: Andrew Sanders
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780198186960
Category: English literature
Page: 732
View: 8724
A guide to the literature of the British Isles from the Anglo-Saxon period to the present day. The volume includes information on Old and Middle English, the Renaissance, Shakespeare, the 17th and 18th centuries, the Romantics, Victorian and Edwardian literature, Modernism, and post-war writing.