Allegory and Epic in English Renaissance Literature: Heroic Form in Sidney, Spenser, and Miltonby Kenneth Borris
Pub. Date: 01/18/2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Challenging conventional notions that literary allegorism declined around 1600, Kenneth Borris reassesses the Renaissance relations between allegory and heroic poetry. He concentrates particularly on the major texts of Sidney, Spenser and Milton.
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Table of ContentsList of illustrations; Note on translations; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The formalization of allegory in Heroic poetry; 2. Allegory and the metamorphoses of Heroic form; 3. Reconfiguring the Epic repertoire; 4. Arcadian allegorical epic; 5. Sidneian transformations of Heroic poetry; 6. Arthurian configurations: Spenser's continued Heroic allegorism; 7. Spenser's Heroic allegory and the politics of ennobled virtue; 8. 'Union or communion deified': universal analogies of Milton's pattern-hero; 9. 'So God with man unites': Heroic community in one greater man; 10. 'In mysterious terms judged best': Paradise Lost and allegorical poetics.
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