The Palace of Oblivion

The Palace of Oblivion

by Peter Davidson
     
 

Inspired by the beauty of the Renaissance and the extravagance of Baroque art, this poetry collection delights in the splendors of the past with its descriptions of forgotten glories, remote places, and colorful meditations on unusual relics and marvels. Moving between different languages, continents, and time periods, the poems vary from recollections of

Overview

Inspired by the beauty of the Renaissance and the extravagance of Baroque art, this poetry collection delights in the splendors of the past with its descriptions of forgotten glories, remote places, and colorful meditations on unusual relics and marvels. Moving between different languages, continents, and time periods, the poems vary from recollections of the world of the 17th century to shorter sequences that view contemporary England through the eyes of a spy, to a group of elegies and epistles about the place and history of northern Scotland.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781857549263
Publisher:
Carcanet Press, Limited
Publication date:
05/01/2008
Pages:
72
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author

Peter Davidson is a professor of Renaissance studies at the University of Aberdeen. He is the author of The Idea of North and The Universal Baroque; the editor of Poetry and Revolution and The Poems and Translations of Sir Richard Fanshawe; and a coeditor of The Collected Poems of Robert Southwell and Early Modern Women's Poetry.

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