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Sidney’s ‘The Defence of Poesy’ and Selected Renaissance Literary Criticism by Sir Philip Sidney


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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 turrned 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…

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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 turrned 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 Defence of Rhyme, & passages by writers such as Ben Jonson, Francis Bacon & George Gascoigne.

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Weight0.396 kg
Title

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

Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Author

Sir Philip Sidney

Book binding

Paperback

Release date

26 Feb 2004

Pages

544

Condition

new

ISBN/EAN        9780141439389

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