English Renaissance literary criticism / edited by Brian Vickers.Material type: TextPublisher: Oxford : New York : Clarendon Press ; Oxford University Press, 1999Description: xiv, 655 p. ; 23 cmISBN: 0198186797; 9780198186793; 0199261369 (pbk.); 9780199261369 (pbk.)Subject(s): European literature -- Renaissance, 1450-1600 -- History and criticism | English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism | Criticism -- England -- History -- 16th century | Criticism -- England -- History -- 17th centuryDDC classification: 820.9/003 LOC classification: PN721 | .E54 1999Other classification: 18.05
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -628) and indexes.
The value of poetry in education / Sir Thomas Elyot -- Epitaph on Wyatt / Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey -- An English rhetoric / Thomas Wilson -- Tragedy and God's judgements / Alexander Neville -- Death of the poet Collingbourne / William Baldwin -- On imitation / Roger Ascham -- A primer of English poetry / George Gascoigne -- The morality of comedy / George Whetstone -- Pastoral poetry revived and explained / Edmund Spenser and E.K. -- English poetics and rhetoric / George Puttenham -- Allegory and the chivalric epic / Edmund Spenser -- An apology for Ariosto : poetry, epic, morality / Sir John Harington -- How to write love poetry / William Shakespeare -- In praise of Sidney's Arcadia / Gabriel Harvey -- A defence of poetry / Sir Philip Sidney -- The proper difficulty of poetry / George Chapman -- In praise of religious poetry / Robert Southwell -- Sidney's Arcadia and the rhetoric of English prose / John Hoskyns -- Classical metres suitable for English poetry / Thomas Campion -- Classical metres unsuitable for English poetry / Samuel Daniel -- Rhymes against rhyme / Ben Jonson -- Imitatio and its excesses : poetry, rhetoric, and the imagination / Francis Bacon -- The moral function of poetry / Ben Jonson -- A defence of drama / Thomas Heywood -- On pastoral tragicomedy / John Fletcher -- Against obscurity in love poetry / Dudley North -- On translating and defending Homer / George Chapman -- The faults of contemporary drama / Ben Jonson -- Ben Jonson's literary table-talk / William Drummond -- A tribute to Shakespeare / Ben Jonson -- Elegy on John Fletcher / John Ford -- A defence of drama / Philip Massinger -- Donne the renewer of English poetry / Thomas Carew -- Notes on literature / Ben Jonson -- The making of a Christian poet / John Milton -- On epic poetry / Thomas Hobbes.
This wide-ranging compilation of texts illustrates clearly the wide variety of criticism of English literature on offer during the Renaissance period by numerous critics.