The Image of the Baroque

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Ch. 1 Humanism vs. Universalism and Catholic vs. Protestant Education: The Case of Comenius 1
Ch. 2 Torquato Tasso, Poet on the Edge: The Case of Il Re Torrismondo 21
Ch. 3 Dreams and Experiences of Elsewhere: Voyage Poems in Seventeenth-Century Italian Literature 45
Ch. 4 The Metamorphoses of Adonis 61
Ch. 5 Giovan Battista Marino's L'Adone: A Key to Baroque Civilization 73
Ch. 6 The Ellipse and the Circle: An Analysis of Ciro di Pers Between Anima in Barocco and Neo-Platonism 93
Ch. 7 Gongora and His Readers 109
Ch. 8 Metaphor and Metamorphosis in the Spanish Baroque: The Soledades of Pedro Espinosa 123
Ch. 9 Of "Orders" and "Disorders": Analogy in Spanish Baroque Poetry 139
Ch. 10 Sigmund von Birken (1626-1681): A Microliterary Study of a German Baroque Poet at Work 157
Ch. 11 Cupio dissolvi: Deathbed Poems of the German Baroque 175
Ch. 12 Versions of Baroque in Seventeenth-Century English Poetry 191
Ch. 13 The Death of Venus: Right Reading of Baroque Verbal and Visual Texts 203
Ch. 14 "Hail holy light": Milton, Rembrandt, and the Protestant Baroque 221
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