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Configurations: A Topomorphical Approach to Renaissance Poetry

Configurations: A Topomorphical Approach to Renaissance Poetry

by Maren-Sofie Rostvig
     
 

English literary scholar Maren-Sofie Rostvig presents an investigation of the significant role played by orthodox theology and biblical exegesis in the shaping of the structurally oriented poetics typical of the Renaissance. Rostvig shows how the use of symbolic numbers and ratios is subordinated to a system of linkage created by verbal repetition and the

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English literary scholar Maren-Sofie Rostvig presents an investigation of the significant role played by orthodox theology and biblical exegesis in the shaping of the structurally oriented poetics typical of the Renaissance. Rostvig shows how the use of symbolic numbers and ratios is subordinated to a system of linkage created by verbal repetition and the repetition of similar themes or events. Examining primarily the epic tradition, including Augustine, Tasso, Spenser, and Milton, she also looks at the religious sequence represented by Quarles's Emblemes, and the religious lyric by Herbert, Vaughan, and Traherne, as well as the panegyric by John Dryden.

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Dove (vice president external affairs, Rice University) offers illustrative materials from typical campaigns and step-by-step guidelines on specific fund raising techniques. A study of the relevance, to Renaissance poetics, of the interrelated patterns of creation and redemption--an Augustinian principle of unity which informs a tradition of structural exegesis from late Antiquity into the Renaissance and beyond. Among the poets examined are Hrabanus Maurus, Tasso, Spenser, Francis Quarles, Herbert, Vaughan, Traherne, Milton, and Dryden. Published and distributed by Scandinavian University Press, Cambridge, MA. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9788200219095
Publisher:
A Scandinavian University Press Publication
Publication date:
10/28/1994
Series:
A Scandinavian University Press Publication Series
Pages:
608
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.61(d)

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