Sidney's 'The Defence of Poesy' and Selected Renaissance Literary Criticism (Penguin Classics)

Sidney's 'The Defence of Poesy' and Selected Renaissance Literary Criticism (Penguin Classics)


Controversy raged via England in the course of the 1570-80s as Puritans denounced all demeanour of video games & interests as a chance to public morals. Writers quick turrned their cognizance to their very own paintings and the 1st and such a lot influential reaction got here with Philip Sidney's safeguard. the following he got down to resolution modern critics and, just about Classical types of feedback, formulated a manifesto for English literature. additionally comprises George Puttenham's Art of English Poesy, Samuel Daniel's Defence of Rhyme, and passages through writers corresponding to Ben Jonson, Francis Bacon, and George Gascoigne.

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