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-SEL: Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900
"...the visual parameters are set forth with laudable clarity and comprehensiveness. Kiefer's work, which concludes with an exemplary thirty-five page select bibliography, is a welcome addition to Shakespeare studies."
-Clifford Davidson, Modern Philology
"Douglas Trevor's Poetics of Melancholy is an illuminating and thought-provoking analysis of the representation of sadness in early modern English writing."
-Ian Frederick Moultan, Arizona State University Polytechnic
"[T]his is a fascinating, probing book."
-David W. Swain, Southern New Hampshire University, American and English Studies
"This book constitutes a major contribution to Renaissance studies: lucidly written, ambitious in its choice of topic and of texts, and opulently intelligent in the details of its literary analysis." —Katherine Elsaman Maus, University of Virginia.