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The limits of eroticism in post-Petrarchan narrative [electronic resource] : conditional pleasure from Spenser to Marvell / Dorothy Stephens.

By: Stephens, Dorothy.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Cambridge studies in Renaissance literature and culture: 29.Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998Description: 1 online resource (xii, 248 p.).ISBN: 0511004923 (electronic bk.); 9780511004926 (electronic bk.); 0511035721 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader); 9780511035722 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader); 0511050968; 9780511050961; 0511117051 (electronic bk.); 9780511117053 (electronic bk.); 9780521630641 (hbk.); 0521630649 (hbk.); 9780511484025 (electronic bk.); 051148402X (electronic bk.).Other title: Post-Petrarchan narrative.Subject(s): English poetry -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism | Narrative poetry, English -- History and criticism | Erotic poetry, English -- History and criticism | Petrarca, Francesco, 1304-1374 -- Influence | Feminism and literature -- England -- History | Spenser, Edmund, 1552?-1599 -- Technique | Marvell, Andrew, 1621-1678 -- Technique | English poetry -- Italian influences | Renaissance -- England | Sex in literature | POETRY -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh | Electronic books | Petrarca, Francesco, 1304-1374 | Spenser, Edmund, 1552?-1599 | Marvell, Andrew, 1621-1678 | Erotiek | Gedichten | Engels | Petrarca, Francesco | Rezeption | Lyrik | Erotik <Motiv> | EnglischGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Limits of eroticism in post-Petrarchan narrative.DDC classification: 821/.03093538 Other classification: 18.05 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Spenser. Into other arms: Amoret's evasion ; "Newes of devils": feminine sprights in masculine minds ; Monstrous intimacy and arrested developments ; Narrative flirtations -- Seventeenth-century refigurations. "Who can those vast imaginations feed?": The concealed fancies and the price of hunger ; Caught in the act at Nun Appleton.
Summary: Petrarch imagined that the hopeless but pure love of a woman could lead a man to heaven. In sixteenth-century England Edmund Spenser wrote poetry in the Petrarchan tradition while flirting with a very different kind of feminine image, creating a new form of eroticism to which later writers responded.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 230-241) and index.

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Spenser. Into other arms: Amoret's evasion ; "Newes of devils": feminine sprights in masculine minds ; Monstrous intimacy and arrested developments ; Narrative flirtations -- Seventeenth-century refigurations. "Who can those vast imaginations feed?": The concealed fancies and the price of hunger ; Caught in the act at Nun Appleton.

Petrarch imagined that the hopeless but pure love of a woman could lead a man to heaven. In sixteenth-century England Edmund Spenser wrote poetry in the Petrarchan tradition while flirting with a very different kind of feminine image, creating a new form of eroticism to which later writers responded.

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The limits of eroticism in post-Petrarchan narrative by Stephens, Dorothy. ©1998
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