Andrew Marvell

The Chameleon

Author: Nigel Smith

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 030016839X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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Andrew Marvell

The Critical Heritage

Author: Andrew Marvell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134783191

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 404

View: 4005

First published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Cambridge Companion to Andrew Marvell

Author: Derek Hirst,Steven N. Zwicker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521884179

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

View: 4348

A set of specially commissioned essays forming a fresh understanding of the poet within his time and place.

Andrew Marvell

Author: Thomas Healy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134960212

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 222

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Andrew Marvell brings together ten recent and critically informed essays by leading scholars on one of the most challenging and important seventeenth-century poets. The essays examine Marvell's poems, from lyrics, such as 'To His Coy Mistress' and 'The Nymph Complaining for the Death of her Fawn', to celebrations of Cromwell and Republican Civil War culture and his biting Restoration satires. Representing the most significant critical trends in Marvell criticism over the last twenty years, the essays and the authoritative editorial work provide an excellent introduction to Marvell's work. Students of Renaissance and seventeenth-century literature, English Civil War writing, and seventeenth-century social and cultural history will find this collection a useful guide to helping them appreciate and understand Marvell's poetry.

The Modest Ambition of Andrew Marvell

A Study of Marvell and His Relation to Lovelace, Fairfax, Cromwell, and Milton

Author: Patsy Griffin

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 9780874135619

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 216

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The Modest Ambition of Andrew Marvell deals with the specific historical presences and pressures that led Marvell to devise his defenses of Richard Lovelace, Oliver Cromwell, Thomas Fairfax, and John Milton. It also focuses on the poetic or formal response that Marvell makes to historical fact, not only in the strategies of his language, but also in the perceptible adjustments such strategies signal for his self-appointed role as poet-apologist. Marvell's evolving notion of his own role as poet is exhibited through his "reformation" of certain images in which an ultimate consistent development emerges that culminates in not just his rejection of what may be called the Edenic impulse, but a denial of its authenticity as such and an endorsement of destined progression. Both his occasional and thematic poetry may be seen for the most part as a response to the regicide, to the Interregnum, and perhaps most important, to his associations with four major figures of the time - Lovelace, Fairfax, Cromwell, and Milton.

"Cultures of Whiggism"

New Essays on English Literature and Culture in the Long Eighteenth Century

Author: David Womersley,Paddy Bullard,Abigail Williams

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 9780874138962

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 370

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In the preface to his edition of Shakespeare, Alexander Pope noted that his age was one of Parties, both in Wit and State. Much scholarship has been devoted to the complexities of the political parties of the eighteenth century, but there has been a surprising reluctance to explore what Pope implied were the corollaries of those parties, namely, parties in literature. The essays collected here explore the literary culture that arose from and supported what Pitt the Elder referred to as the great spirit of Whiggism that animated English politics during the eighteenth century. From the prehistory of Whiggism in the court of Charles II to the fractures opened up within it by the French Revolution in the 1790s, the interactions between Whiggish politics and literature are sampled and described in groundbreaking essays that range widely across the fields of eighteenth-century political prose, poetry, and the novel.

To His Coy Mistress

Author: Andrew Marvell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781857996692


Page: 60

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An enigmatic men, whose poems balance opposing principles-Royalism and Republicanism, spirituality and sexuality.

Resolved Soul

A Study of Marvell's Major Poems

Author: Ann E. Berthoff

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400872464

Category: Poetry

Page: 260

View: 3748

Intellectual power and subtlety are as important to a definition of Marvell's style as grace of feeling, says the author of this highly original study, which illuminates the philosophical character of the poetry by exploring the ways of Marvell's imagination. Originally published in 1970. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Philip Larkin

Author: Andrew Motion

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780415573146

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 92

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Philip Larkin is recognised as one of the most important writers to have emerged in Britain since the Second World War. First published in 1982, Andrew Motion’s study begins with an account of Larkin’s life and literary background and discusses his literary relationship with Hardy and Yeats and his association with the Movement. He analyses Larkin’s two novels and assesses his three mature collections. Throughout the book much reference is made to uncollected reviews and articles and occasionally to unpublished manuscripts. Rather than developing the familiar line on Larkin as an empirical and melancholy writer, Andrew Motion explores the Symbolist and transcendent element in his work, and emphasises its range and variety.

Posthumous Love

Eros and the Afterlife in Renaissance England

Author: Ramie Targoff

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022611046X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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For Dante and Petrarch, posthumous love was a powerful conviction. Like many of their contemporaries, both poets envisioned their encounters with their beloved in heaven—Dante with Beatrice, Petrarch with Laura. But as Ramie Targoff reveals in this elegant study, English love poetry of the Renaissance brought a startling reversal of this tradition: human love became definitively mortal. Exploring the boundaries that Renaissance English poets drew between earthly and heavenly existence, Targoff seeks to understand this shift and its consequences for English poetry. Targoff shows that medieval notions of the somewhat flexible boundaries between love in this world and in the next were hardened by Protestant reformers, who envisioned a total break between the two. Tracing the narrative of this rupture, she focuses on central episodes in poetic history in which poets developed rich and compelling compensations for the lack of posthumous love—from Thomas Wyatt’s translations of Petrarch’s love sonnets and the Elizabethan sonnet series of Shakespeare and Spencer to the carpe diem poems of the seventeenth century. Targoff’s centerpiece is Romeo and Juliet, where she considers how Shakespeare’s reworking of the Italian story stripped away any expectation that the doomed teenagers would reunite in heaven. Casting new light on these familiar works of poetry and drama, this book ultimately demonstrates that the negation of posthumous love brought forth a new mode of poetics that derived its emotional and aesthetic power from its insistence upon love’s mortal limits.

World Poetry

An Anthology of Verse from Antiquity to Our Time

Author: Katharine Washburn,Clifton Fadiman

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393041309

Category: Poetry

Page: 1338

View: 1155

An anthology of the best poetry ever written contains more than sixteen hundred poems, spanning more than four millennia, from ancient Sumer and Egypt to the late twentieth century

Visual Rhetoric and Early Modern English Literature

Author: Katherine Acheson

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754662839

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 174

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Considering the variety of charts, diagrams and other kinds of images with which early modern printed books are copiously illustrated, this volume interrogates how visual rhetoric affected verbal expression. The genres of illustration considered include military strategy and tactics, garden design, instrumentation, Bibles, scientific schema, drawing instruction, natural history, comparative anatomy and Aesop's Fables. The book develops novel methods of using printed images as evidence in the interpretation of the rich, strange and beautiful literature of early modern England.

The Oxford Handbook of Literature and the English Revolution

Author: Laura Lunger Knoppers

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191669423

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 744

View: 2505

This Handbook offers a comprehensive introduction and thirty-seven new essays by an international team of literary critics and historians on the writings generated by the tumultuous events of mid-seventeenth-century England. Unprecedented events-civil war, regicide, the abolition of monarchy, proscription of episcopacy, constitutional experiment, and finally the return of monarchy-led to an unprecedented outpouring of texts, including new and transformed literary genres and techniques. The Handbook provides up-to-date scholarship on current issues as well as historical information, textual analysis, and bibliographical tools to help readers understand and appreciate the bold and indeed revolutionary character of writing in mid-seventeenth-century England. The volume is innovative in its attention to the literary and aesthetic aspects of a wide range of political and religious writing, as well as in its demonstration of how literary texts register the political pressures of their time. Opening with essential contextual chapters on religion, politics, society, and culture, the largely chronological subsequent chapters analyse particular voices, texts, and genres as they respond to revolutionary events. Attention is given to aesthetic qualities, as well as to bold political and religious ideas, in such writers as James Harrington, Marchamont Nedham, Thomas Hobbes, Gerrard Winstanley, John Lilburne, and Abiezer Coppe. At the same time, the revolutionary political context sheds new light on such well-known literary writers as John Milton, Andrew Marvell, Robert Herrick, Henry Vaughan, William Davenant, John Dryden, Lucy Hutchinson, Margaret Cavendish, and John Bunyan. Overall, the volume provides an indispensable guide to the innovative and exciting texts of the English Revolution and reevaluates its long-term cultural impact.

Endangering Science Fiction Film

Author: Sean Redmond,Leon Marvell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317646517

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 302

View: 9643

Endangering Science Fiction Film explores the ways in which science fiction film is a dangerous and endangering genre. The collection argues that science fiction's cinematic power rests in its ability to imagine ‘Other’ worlds that challenge and disturb the lived conditions of the ‘real’ world, as it is presently known to us. From classic films such as 2001: A Space Odyssey and Solaris to modern blockbusters including World War Z and Gravity, and directors from David Cronenberg to Alfonso Cuarón, contributors comment on the way science fiction film engages with dangerous encounters, liminal experiences, sublime aesthetics, and untethers space and time to question the very nature of human existence. With the analysis of a diverse range of films from Europe, Asia, North and South America, Endangering Science Fiction Film offers a uniquely interdisciplinary view of the evolving and dangerous sentiments and sensibility of this genre.

Milton: Political Writings

Author: John Milton,Martin Dzelzainis,Claire Gruzelier

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521348669

Category: History

Page: 279

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John Milton was not only the greatest English Renaissance poet but also devoted twenty years to prose writing in the advancement of religious, civil and political liberties. The height of his public career was as chief propagandist to the Commonwealth regime which came into being following the execution of King Charles I in 1649. The first of the two complete texts in this volume, The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates, was easily the most radical justification of the regicide at the time. In the second, A Defence of the People of England, Milton undertook to vindicate the Commonwealth's cause to Europe as a whole.This book, first published in 1991, was the first time that fully annotated versions were published together in one volume, and incorporated a new translation of the Defence. The introduction outlines the complexity of the ideological landscape which Milton had to negotiate, and in particular the points at which he departed radically from his sixteenth-century predecessors.

William Carlos Williams

Author: William Carlos Williams,Christopher John MacGowan,Robert Crockett

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402700064

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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A collection of thirty poems with illustrations and brief introductory remarks.