Totaro presents together for the first time modernised versions of ten of the most poignant of plague poems in the English language-each composed in heroic verse and responding to the urgent need to justify the ways of God in times of social, religious and political upheaval. Showcasing unusual combinations of passion and restraint, heart-wrenching lamentation and nation-building fervour, these epic poems function as literary memorials to the plague-time fallen.
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About the Author
Rebecca Totaro is Professor of English at Florida Gulf Coast University, author of Suffering in Paradise: The Bubonic Plague in English Literature from More to Milton, and General Editor of the Medieval&Renaissance Literary Studies book series.
Table of ContentsContents: Part 1 An Introduction to the Plague in Heroic Measures, 1603-1721: Part 2 The Poems: William Muggins, London's Mourning Garment; Thomas Dekker and Thomas Middleton, News from Graves-end; John Davies, The Triumph of Death; Richard Milton, London's Misery; John Taylor, The Fearful Summer; Abraham Holland, A Description of the Great, Fearful and Prodigious Plague; George Wither, Britain's Remembrance; William Austin, Epiloimia epe or The Anatomy of the Pestilence; Thomas Clark, Meditations in my Confinement; Christopher Pitt, The Plague of Marseilles; Glossary; Index of names; Bibliography; Index.