Books in category Literary Criticism – Renaissance

  • A Guide to Neo Latin Literature

    A Guide to Neo-Latin Literature
    Victoria Moul

    This is the first available work devoted specifically to the enormous wealth and variety of neo-Latin literature, and offers both essential background to the understanding of this material and sixteen chapters by leading scholars which are …

  • The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare

    The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare
    Margreta de Grazia

    A comprehensive, readable and authoritative introduction to the study of Shakespeare.

  • The Literary Market

    The Literary Market
    Geoffrey Turnovsky

    The Literary Market examines the story of the "birth of the author" in terms of the revalorization of this negative trope in Enlightenment-era debates about the radically changing role of writers in society.

  • Psalm Culture and Early Modern English Literature

    Psalm Culture and Early Modern English Literature
    Hannibal Hamlin

    The book focuses on literature from major writers like Shakespeare and Milton to less prominent ones like George Gascoigne, Mary Sidney Herbert, and George Wither, but it also explores the adaptations of the Psalms in musical settings, …

  • Jonathan Swift

    Jonathan Swift
    John Stubbs

    Born in Ireland in 1667, Jonathan Swift defiantly clung to his Englishness.

  • Salem Story

    Salem Story
    Bernard Rosenthal

    Salem Story engages the story of the Salem witch trials through an analysis of the surviving primary documentation and juxtaposes that against the way in which our culture has mythologized the events of 1692.

  • Romanticism

    Sharon Ruston

    Guides in the series help to orientate students as they begin a new module or area of study, providing concise information on the historical, cultural, literary and critical context and acting as an initial map of the knowledge needed to …

  • The Orient and the Young Romantics

    The Orient and the Young Romantics
    Andrew Warren

    "Through close readings of major poems, this book examines why the second-generation Romantic poets – Byron, Shelley, and Keats – stage so much of their poetry in Eastern or Orientalized settings.

  • Dialogues of Love

    Dialogues of Love
    Leone Ebreo

    First published in Rome in 1535,Leone Ebreo's Dialogues of Love is one of the most important texts of the European Renaissance.

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

    Sidney’s ‘The Defence of Poesy’ and Selected Renaissance Literary Criticism
    Gavin Alexander

    Controversy raged through England during the 1570-80s as Puritans denounced all manner of games & pastimes as a danger to public morals.

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