Renaissance Genres: Essays on Theory, History, and Interpretation, Випуск 16
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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And " attitude " involves the conception shared by the writer and the reader of the degree of awe in the world and in characters of a work . To the extent that the mode adopted by a writer involves valuing the individual against the ...
And yet they share the public mode and a higher attitude - Dryden going to great pains to do so even for the world of Mac Flecknoe and the implied politics of Absalom and Achitophel , not to mention his greatest work , Fables .
These two values are sufficiently similar to suggest that the differences between Bacon's and Montaigne's essays are not simply tonal - a function of the individual writer's attitude toward his subject . 36 Rather , an exploration of ...
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EARL MINER Some Issues of Literary Species
ANN E IMBRIE Defining Nonfiction Genres
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