Sir Philip Sidney

This volume is designed to guide students of Sidney through the labyrinth of Sidney scholarship now available.

Sir Philip Sidney

This volume is designed to guide students of Sidney through the labyrinth of Sidney scholarship now available. Within the framework of a detailed bibliography and an account of Sidney's fluctuating reputation, it presents some of the more representative and stimulating studies of recent years.The essays have been selected both for their individual qualities and because, taken together, they cover a wide range of Sidney's art, and illustrate a variety of approaches to it. The essays should, like the texts they study, stimulate in their readers debate, argument, and real engagement withSidney's masterpieces.

More Books:

Sir Philip Sidney
Language: en
Pages: 327
Authors: Jerald Ed Kay
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 1987 - Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

This volume is designed to guide students of Sidney through the labyrinth of Sidney scholarship now available. Within the framework of a detailed bibliography and an account of Sidney's fluctuating reputation, it presents some of the more representative and stimulating studies of recent years.The essays have been selected both for
The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia (The Old Arcadia)
Language: en
Pages: 399
Authors: Philip Sidney
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Two young princes, Pyrocles and Musidorus, disguise themselves as an Amazon and a shepherd to gain access to the Arcadian Princesses, who have been taken into semi-imprisonment by their father to avoid the dangers foretold by an oracle. The text was a vehicle for Sidney's ideas on versification.
The Myth of Sisyphus
Language: en
Pages: 614
Authors: Elliott M. Simon
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

"The myth of Sisyphus symbolizes the archetypal process of becoming without the consolation of absolute achievement. It is both a poignant reflection of the human condition and a prominent framing text for classical, medieval, and renaissance theories of human perfectibility. In this unique reading of the myth through classical philosophies,
Sidney's 'The Defence of Poesy' and Selected Renaissance Literary Criticism
Language: en
Pages: 544
Authors: Gavin Alexander
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-02-26 - Publisher: Penguin UK

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
Sir Philip Sidney and Arcadia
Language: en
Pages: 158
Authors: Joan Rees
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1991 - Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

This book rejects the Calvinist and deconstructionist interpretations of Sidney and argues instead for a man of humane and generous sympathies who thought deeply about human experience and the art and function of writing.