Renaissance Genres: Essays on Theory, History, and Interpretation
Barbara Kiefer Lewalski, William R Kenan Professor of English Literature and of History and Literature Barbara Kiefer Lewalski
Harvard University Press, 1986 - 498 стор.
Today genre studies are flourishing, and nowhere more vigorously perhaps than in the field of Renaissance literature, given the importance to Renaissance writers of questions of genre. These studies have been nourished, as Barbara Lewalski points out, by the varied insights of contemporary literary theory. More sophisticated conceptions of genre have led to a fuller appreciation of the complex and flexible Renaissance uses of literary forms.
The eighteen essays in this volume are striking in their diversity of stance and approach. Three are addressed to genre theory explicitly, and all reveal a concern with theoretical issues. The contributors are Earl Miner, Ann E. Imbrie, Claudio Guillen, Alastair Fowler, Harry Levin, Morton W. Bloomfield, Mary T. Crane, Barbara J. Bono, Janel M. Mueller, Annabel Patterson, Steven N. Zwicker, Marjorie Garber, Robert N. Watson, John N. King, Heather Dubrow, John Klause, James S. Baumlin, and Francis C. Blessington.
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The Stoic Persius he describes as an “ inept ” writer with a " crabbed , ” deliberately obscure style : “ for although [ Persius ) desired his writings to be read , he did not wish for them to be fully understood ” ( p . 323 ) .
and moral sufficiency — both central issues in Persius ' Stoic satires . Horace , however , was a more formidable rival to Juvenal : Scaliger notes the opinion of many sixteenth - century admirers that Horace “ alone knew how to write ...
Persius is also the classical satirist whose teachings and general manner are most akin to Christianity ; his sanctitas scribendi is a central aspect of Persius ' Renaissance reputation , attested to by such sixteenth - century critics ...
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EARL MINER Some Issues of Literary Species
ANN E IMBRIE Defining Nonfiction Genres
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Diane Kelsey McColley
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