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Renaissance Psychologies : Spenser and Shakespeare (Hardcover) (Robert Lanier Reid)
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A thorough and scholarly study of Spenser and Shakespeare and their contrary artistry, covering themes of theology, psychology, the depictions of passion and intellect, moral counsel, family hierarchy, self-love, temptation, folly, allegory, female heroism, the supernatural and much more. Renaissance psychologies examines the distinct and polarised emphasis of these two towering intellects and writers of the early modern period. It demonstrates how pervasive was the influence of Spenser on Shakespeare, as in the "playful metamorphosis of Gloriana into Titania" in A Midsummer Night's Dream and its return from Spenser's moralizing allegory to the Ovidian spirit of Shakespeare's comedy. It will appeal to students and lecturers in Spenser studies, Renaissance poetry and the wider fields of British literature, social and cultural history, ethics and theology.
Number of Pages: 352
Genre: Literary Criticism
Series Title: The Manchester Spenser
Publisher: Manchester Univ Pr
Author: Robert Lanier Reid
Street Date: February 3, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-39-1715
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