English Renaissance prose : history, language, and politics /
edited by Neil Rhodes.
Tempe, AZ : Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 1997.
vi, 303 p.
0866982051 (alk. paper)
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Tempe, AZ : Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 1997.
0866982051 (alk. paper)
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Includes index.
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Bibliography: p. [271]-297.
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Appeared in Choice on 1998-04-01:
According to Rhodes (Univ. of St. Andrews, UK), this volume "is designed principally to act as an introduction to some of the major figures and works in the field." With that purpose in mind, the contributors discuss the language of the KJV Bible, Sir Thomas More's History of Richard III, the prose styles of Hugh Latimer and Richard Hooker, Sir Philip Sidney's Arcadian poetics," Lady Mary Wroth's Urania, the aphoristic style of Francis Bacon, Robert Burton's Anatomy, Milton's Ciceronian rhetoric, the writings of Gerrard Winstanley, Thomas Browne's antiquarian writings, John Bunyan's Grace Abounding, and a feminist approach to More's Utopia and Bacon's New Atlantis. In short, the essays consider all the major prose writers of the English Renaissance; Rhodes provides an insightful introduction on the "revival" of interest in these writers during the Romantic period. Aided by a 26-page bibliography plus notes, the patient reader will learn much from this volume. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty. L. L. Bronson emeritus, Central Michigan University
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