Allegory and Epic in English Renaissance Literature: Heroic Form in Sidney, Spenser, and Milton

Allegory and Epic in English Renaissance Literature: Heroic Form in Sidney, Spenser, and Milton

by Kenneth Borris
     
 

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.See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521100090
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/18/2009
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Acknowledgments
Note on translations
Introduction1
Pt. 1Allegory and Epos: Homer to Milton
1The formalization of allegory in heroic poetry13
2Allegory and the metamorphoses of heroic form54
3Reconfiguring the epic repertoire75
Pt. 2Sidney's Arcadias
4Arcadian allegorical epic109
5Sidneian transformations of heroic poetry136
Pt. 3Spenser's Faerie Queene
6Arthurian configurations: Spenser's continued heroic allegorism145
7Spenser's heroic allegory and the politics of ennobled virtue164
Pt. 4Milton's Paradise Lost
8"Union or communion deified": universal analogies of Milton's pattern-hero183

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