Imitation and Praise in the Poems of Ben Jonson

Imitation and Praise in the Poems of Ben Jonson

by Richard S. Peterson
     
 

In the first edition of this now-classic text, Richard Peterson offered an important revaluation of the poetry of Ben Jonson and a new appreciation of the way in which the classical doctrine of imitation-the creative use of the thoughts and words of predecessors-permeates and shapes Jonson's critical ideas and his work as a whole. The publication of the original

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In the first edition of this now-classic text, Richard Peterson offered an important revaluation of the poetry of Ben Jonson and a new appreciation of the way in which the classical doctrine of imitation-the creative use of the thoughts and words of predecessors-permeates and shapes Jonson's critical ideas and his work as a whole. The publication of the original book in 1981 led to a reinterpretation of the poems and a coherent view of Jonson's philosophy; the resulting portrait of Jonson served as a corrective to earlier views based primarily on the satiric poems and plays. This second edition of Imitation and Praise in the Poems of Ben Jonson makes Peterson's important scholarship available to a new generation of scholars and students.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781409408765
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/01/2011
Edition description:
2
Pages:
234

Meet the Author

Richard S. Peterson is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Connecticut, Storrs. He specializes in the literature of Rome and Renaissance France and England.

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