Like Season'd Timber: New Essays on George Herbert

Like Season'd Timber: New Essays on George Herbert

by Edmund Miller, Robert DiYanni
     
 

Like Season'd Timber explores new areas for the study of George Herbert. Essays offering new light on Herbert's biography and his relation to the arts are followed by studies of the less familiar works and of Herbert's relation to his poetic contemporaries. The last section of the book explores Herbert's influence on a number of major writers since the

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Like Season'd Timber explores new areas for the study of George Herbert. Essays offering new light on Herbert's biography and his relation to the arts are followed by studies of the less familiar works and of Herbert's relation to his poetic contemporaries. The last section of the book explores Herbert's influence on a number of major writers since the revival of interest in the early nineteenth century. Contributors include such major scholars of seventeenth-century literature as Joseph Holmes Summers, Jerome Mazzaro, and the late Amy M. Charles and also a range of younger scholars with specialized backgrounds in the subjects of their particular essays.

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«This volume redresses a fundamental imbalance in Herbert studies, which have explicated the well-known lyrics or argued whether medieval influences or Protestant poetics are more dominant. By reinvestigating the contexts of Herbert's life and works - biographical studies of his relationships with contemporaries, the poet's use of music and the visual arts, the significance of the lesser known poems, the poet's far-reaching impact on later British and American authors - this volume offers a strikingly new and richly comprehensive, if not kaleidoscopic, portrait hitherto unknown.» (Albert C. Labriola, Duquesne University) «To discover essays by such major scholars of seventeenth- century literature as the late Amy M. Charles, Joseph Summers, and Jerome Mazzaro is to know immediately that this is a book not to ignore. ... Each of the essays in Like Season'd Timber deserves careful reading by teachers and students of George Herbert.» (E. Beatrice Batson, Christianity and Literature)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820404660
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/1988
Series:
Seventeenth-Century Texts and Studies Series, #1
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
396

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