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By Gavin Alexander

ISBN-10: 0199285470

ISBN-13: 9780199285471

ISBN-10: 0199591121

ISBN-13: 9780199591121

Writing After Sidney examines the literary reaction to Sir Philip Sidney (1554-86), writer of the Arcadia, Astrophil and Stella, and The Defence of Poesy, and the main instantly influential author of the Elizabethan interval. It does so through having a look heavily either at Sidney and at 4 writers who had a tremendous stake in his afterlife: his sister Mary Sidney, his brother Robert Sidney, his ally Fulke Greville, and his niece
Mary Wroth. whilst those authors wrote their very own works in keeping with Sidney they offered his existence and writings to the realm, and have been formed by means of different writers as his literary and political heirs. Readings of those 5 imperative authors are embedded in a extra basic research of the literary and cultural scene within the years
after Sidney's dying, studying the paintings of such writers as Spenser, Jonson, Daniel, Drayton, and Herbert. The learn makes use of quite a lot of manuscript and published assets, and key use is made up of views from Renaissance literary concept, specifically Renaissance rhetoric. The ebook goals to come back to a greater figuring out of the character of Sidney's impression at the literature of the fifty or so years after his demise in 1586; it additionally goals to enhance our knowing either one of Sidney and of the other
writers mentioned through constructing a extra nuanced method of the questions of imitation and instance so valuable to Renaissance literature. It thereby provides to the overall shop of our knowing of the way writing of the English Renaissance provided examples to later readers and writers, and of the way it
encountered and replied to such examples itself.

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