The Purple Island and Anatomy in Early Seventeenth-Century Literature, Philosophy, and Theology

The Purple Island and Anatomy in Early Seventeenth-Century Literature, Philosophy, and Theology

by Peter Mitchell
     
 

This book sets out to reconstruct and analyze the rationality of Phineas Fletchers use of figurality in The Purple Island (1633) a poetic allegory of human anatomy. To this end, textual analyses of The Purple Island lead via bibliographical, biographical, conceptual, formal, and linguistic connections to other works of literature, natural philosophy and theology,

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Overview

This book sets out to reconstruct and analyze the rationality of Phineas Fletchers use of figurality in The Purple Island (1633) a poetic allegory of human anatomy. To this end, textual analyses of The Purple Island lead via bibliographical, biographical, conceptual, formal, and linguistic connections to other works of literature, natural philosophy and theology, and to anatomical demonstrations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781611472769
Publisher:
Fairleigh Dickinson
Publication date:
10/01/2007
Pages:
718
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.80(d)

Meet the Author

Peter Mitchell is lecturer in early modern English literature at University of Wales, Lampeter.

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