The Poems of Aemilia Lanyer: Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum / Edition 1

The Poems of Aemilia Lanyer: Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum / Edition 1

by Aemilia Lanyer, Aemelia Lanyer
     
 

Aemilia Lanyer (1569-1645) was the first woman poet in England who sought status as a professional writer. Her book of poems is dedicated entirely to women patrons. It offers a long poem on Christ's passion, told entirely from a woman's point of view, as well as the first country house poem published in England. Almost completely neglected until very recently, her

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Aemilia Lanyer (1569-1645) was the first woman poet in England who sought status as a professional writer. Her book of poems is dedicated entirely to women patrons. It offers a long poem on Christ's passion, told entirely from a woman's point of view, as well as the first country house poem published in England. Almost completely neglected until very recently, her work changes our perspective on Jacobean poetry and contradicts the common assumption that women wrote nothing of serious interest until much later. Mistress and friend of influential Elizabethan courtiers, Lanyer gives us a glimpse of the ideas and aspirations of a talented middle class Renaissance woman.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195083613
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/28/1993
Series:
Women Writers in English 1350-1850 Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.54(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction
Maps
Textual Introduction
To the Queenes most Excellent Majestie3
To the Lady Elizabeths Grace11
To all vertuous Ladies in generall12
To the Ladie Arabella17
To the Ladie Susan, Countesse Dowager of Kent, and Daughter to the Duchesse of Suffolke18
The Authors Dreame to the Ladie Marie, the Countesse Dowager of Pembrooke21
To the Ladie Lucie, Countesse of Bedford32
To the Ladie Margaret Countesse Dowager of Cumberland34
To the Ladie Katherine Countesse of Suffolke36
To the Ladie Anne, Countesse of Dorcet41
To the Vertuous Reader48
Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum51
The Description of Cooke-ham128
To the doubtfull Reader137

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