Edmund Spenser's 'The Faerie Queene': A Reading Guide

Edmund Spenser's 'The Faerie Queene': A Reading Guide

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Introduces a Renaissance masterpiece to a modern audience. This guide will help new readers to understand and enjoy The Faerie Queene, drawing attention to its various ironies, its self-reflexive construction, its visual emphasis and the timeless ethical, political, and literary questions that it asks of all of us. The book includes key selections from the poem (each accompanied by a headnote, commentary and glosses), historical and critical discussions, teaching and learning plans and a guide to further resources in electronic and print media.It is fitting that Malbeccoa#39;s wife Hellenore a€” a#39;that gentle Damea#39; a€” should use a Homeric formula at this point in The Faerie ... Spensera#39;s use of Homer, like his translation of pseudo-Virgil, puts his poem in an epic tradition; but it also wittilyanbsp;...


Title:Edmund Spenser's 'The Faerie Queene': A Reading Guide
Author: Andrew Zurcher
Publisher:Edinburgh University Press - 2011-05-16
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