A team of distinguished poets and scholars provides an authoritative guide to the history and development of the sonnet.
Table of ContentsIntroduction A. D. Cousins and Peter Howarth; 1. Contemporary poets and the sonnet: a trialogue Paul Muldoon, Jeff Hilson and Meg Tyler; 2. The sonnet and the lyric mode Heather Dubrow; 3. The sonnet, subjectivity, and gender Diana Henderson; 4. The English sonnet in manuscript, print and mass media Arthur F. Marotti and Marcelle Freiman; 5. European beginnings and transmissions: Dante, Petrarch, and the sonnet sequence William J. Kennedy; 6. Desire, discontent, parody: the love sonnet in early modern England Catherine Bates; 7. Shakespeare's sonnets A. D. Cousins; 8. Sacred desire, forms of belief: the religious sonnet in early modern Britain Helen Wilcox; 9. Survival and change: the sonnet from Milton to the Romantics R. S. White; 10. The Romantic sonnet Michael O'Neill; 11. The Victorian sonnet Matthew Campbell; 12. The modern sonnet Peter Howarth; 13. The contemporary sonnet Stephen Burt; Bibliography Marea Mitchell.
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