Defending Literature in Early Modern England :

Matz, Robert.

Defending Literature in Early Modern England : Renaissance Literary Theory in Social Context. - 1 online resource (204 pages) - Cambridge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture ; v.37 . - Cambridge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture .

Cover -- Half-title -- Series-title -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- 1 Introduction: "aut prodesseā€¦aut delectare" -- The power of literature? -- Institutions of the gentleman -- 2 Recreating reading: Elyot's Boke Named the Governour -- The honorable and onerous order of knighthood -- "A notable reproche to be well lerned" -- "A secrete and inexplicable delectation" -- "To be fedde with lernynge" -- "That all daunsinge is nat to be reproued" -- "A soune without any purpose" -- 3 Heroic diversions: Sidney's Defence of Poetry -- Renaissance man -- "The word and the sword" -- "Fitter to please the court" -- Sword and needle -- "Knights of the same order" -- "Masters of war" and "ornaments of peace" -- The warrior's feast -- 4 A "gentle discipline": Spenser's Faerie Queene -- The poet as Medina -- "Their banket houses burne, their buildings race" -- "With that blacke Palmer, his most trusty guide" -- Poetry's space -- "Idle labours" -- Dreams and meat -- 5 Epilogue: from text to work? -- Notes -- 1 INTRODUCTION: AUT PRODESSEā€¦AUT DELECTARE -- 2 RECREATING READING: ELYOT'S BOKE NAMED THE GOVERNOUR -- 3 HEROIC DIVERSIONS: SIDNEY'S DEFENCE OF POETRY -- 4 A "GENTLE DISCIPLINE": SPENSER'S FAERIE QUEENE -- 5 EPILOGUE: FROM TEXT TO WORK? -- Bibliography -- Index.

This study, first published in 2000, analyses Renaissance literary theory in the context of social transformations of the period.

9780511150845


English literature--Early modern, 1500-1700--History and criticism--Theory, etc.


Electronic books.

PR418.S64 M38 2000

820.9003