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Pastoral and Ideology: Virgil to Valéry
Introduction. Part 1 Medievalism - Petrarch and the Servian hermeneutic: Petrarch's pastorals - imitation as interpretation "In the shade" - metaphors of patronage ruins in the realm of thoughts.Expand
Fables of Power: Aesopian Writing and Political History
In this imaginative and illuminating work, Annabel Patterson traces the origins and meanings of the Aesopian fable, as well as its function in Renaissance culture and subsequently. She shows how theExpand
Censorship and Interpretation
The central thesis of Annabel Patterson's new book is an arresting one: 'it is·to censorship, I she writes, ' that we in part owe our very concept of "literature" as a kind of discourse with rules ofExpand
MARVELL AND THE EARL OF ANGLESEY: A CHAPTER IN THE HISTORY OF READING
Andrew Marvell's famous polemical pamphlets against Samuel Parker, the two parts of The rehearsal transpros'd, are packed with references and allusions to other books, some very esoteric. We think weExpand
Still Reading Spenser After All These Years?
he problem with this assignment, to reflect on the state of Renaissance studies, past and present, is that overviews are themselves today the genre of choice. Take, for example, the introductionExpand
Hermogenes and the Renaissance: Seven Ideas of Style
Annabel M. Patterson offers here a reassessment of the place of Hermogenes, a Greek rhetorician of the second century A.D., in literary history. She shows that the literary men of the EuropeanExpand
Reading Between the Lines
Annabel Patterson tackles the hottest topic in literary studies today - 'the Great Books debate - providing a superbly formulated moderate stance between the Western canon's radical oppponents andExpand
Censorship and interpretation : the conditions of writing and reading in early modern England : with a new introduction
Annabel Patterson explores the effects of censorship on both writing and reading in early modern England, drawing analogies and connections with France during the same time. The result is an originalExpand
Shakespeare and the Popular Voice
Caviar or the general - "Hamlet" and the Popular Theater the peasant's toe - popular culture and popular pressure bottom's up - festive theory back by popular demand, the two versions of "Henry V"Expand
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