Sidney's 'The Defence of Poesy' and Selected Renaissance Literary Criticism Paperback
Edited by Gavin Alexander
Controversy raged through England during the 1570-80s as Puritans denounced all manner of games & pastimes as a danger to public morals.
Writers quickly turrned their attention to their own art and the first & most influential response came with Philip Sidney's Defense.
Here he set out to answer contemporary critics &, with reference to Classical models of criticism, formulated a manifesto for English literature.
Also includes George Puttenham's Art of English Poesy, Samuel Daniel's Defence of Rhyme, & passages by writers such as Ben Jonson, Francis Bacon & George Gascoigne.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 544 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 29/01/2004
- Category: Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800
- ISBN: 9780141439389
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