Suttie, Paul.

Self-Interpretation in The Faerie Queene. - 1 - Woodbridge : Boydell & Brewer, 2006. - 1 online resource (242 p.) - eBooks on Demand Studies in Renaissance Literature . - Studies in Renaissance Literature .

CONTENTS; PREFACE; Part One: 'Allegorical Devices'; 1. 'To direct your understanding': Allegory, or 'Authoritative' Commentary; 2. 'This and That': The Experience of Allegory; 3. Allegorical Characters; Part Two: Self-Interpretation in The Legend of Holiness; Introduction; 4. The Locus of Self-Interpretation; 5. Specious and Valid Paradigms of Self-Interpretation; 6. The Rhetoric of Self-Interpretation; 7. The Mythology of Self-Interpretation; Part Three: The Problem of Self-Interpretation in Later Books; Introduction; 8. The Legend of Temperance: Self-Interpretation from the Ground Up 9. Self-Interpretation and Self-Assertion in Books Three and Four10. Self-Interpretation Beyond the Pale in Books Five and Six; CONCLUSION: The Mutability Cantos and the Limits of Self-Interpretation; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX

A new reading of the allegorical nature of The Faerie Queene, offering radical new insights into its narrative and form.

9781846155062 90.00 (NL)


European literature -- Renaissance, 1450-1600 -- History and criticism.
European literature -- Renaissance, 1450-1600.
Spenser, Edmund, 1552?-1599. Faerie queene.


Electronic books.

PR2358 .S95 2006

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