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hard to exclude ourselves from For Spenser the human is often animal and the animal is humane and to exclude ourselves from For Spenser the human is often animal and the animal is humane and He refigures classical mythology to fit within this frame and in doing so presents a cohesive world of natural love beauty and artistryStrong recommend to those interested in nature poetry Renaissance poetry and poetics generally Spenser is a superb craftsman who hammers at the same themes over and over until they are wrought well and consistently Most people now Spenser through The Faerie ueene but I prefer Atti Spenser s sonnet seuence You ll find all the conventions here but with a twist this poet ends up winning his love which is why this ends in the Epithalamion a marriage hymn Not much of a Spencer fan Had to read for Literature course and assignment This is another read for British Literature class I ve read some of
*spenser s sonnets *s sonnets but I have never like reading his work Which is funny since I love Byron and many scholars say he based his style off of Spenser I think the issue is many of his sonnets are very sappy for the time being written after courting and marrying his second wife He is one poet I ve never really cared about reading I m glad the class gave me a reason to delve *a bit into his work but I will never be a fan. R protecting preserving and promoting * bit into his work but I will never be a fan. R protecting preserving and promoting world's literature in affordable high uality modern editions that are true to the original wo.
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Nd do so in fresh new ways Lovely set of poems that runs the gamut between extreme expressions of love and beauty to ghastly almost horrific images of violence hatred and mourning The two extremes document both the tradition of Love European Love Poetry And The Psychological European love poetry and the psychological of unreuitted love Spenser s seuence of sonnets is somewhat uniue in that it has a happy ending All of the torment the speaker experiences can be chalked up to feelings of unreuited love but the courtship ends happily in a marriage The seuence thus resolves where so many refuse or are unable toMore than this though the poems of the Atti represent a significant and deeply selection of European literature The Atti not only document specific courtship selection of European literature The Atti not only document the specific courtship Edmund Spenser to his future wife Elizabeth they represent a work that subjects the natural world to the literary frame Spenser relies so heavily on images of nature and animals and their subseuent growth and decay that to not view these works as vital texts of ecological poetry would be a disservice They are excellent because they present such a vivid image of a natural world in which love and life thrive and struggle to coexist Spenser figures humanity as coeexisting and even inhabiting the same natural hierarchies tha. Marginalia and flawed pages Because we believe this work is culturally important we have made it available as part of our commitment fo. .
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THESE WERE PART OF MY MA THESIS A CHOICEwere part my MA thesis a choice inspired by my own experiences of courtship and marriage I was surprised by how much I enjoyed Spenser s sonnets I really enjoyed the complex narrative of the Faerie ueene and wasn t sure if a sonnet seuence would be as good Some of the lines are really fantastic and I loved how he turned a lot of the conventions of love poetry on their head His beloved is a beautiful as the rest of the poets describe but the ualities that Spenser praises the most are her sharp mind and confidence Not your usual Petrarchian pretty face To me the form is good BUT the content is so problematic I do not like the ideology the reiteration by the poet of the emptyconventionalmanipulative topics of courtly love in order to achieve the consent of his lover Epithalamion is excellent Reading a few of these at a times is pleasant as Spenser has an obvious command of language and imagery but reading the full collection was stultifying They were so homogeneous and so conventional although I do give Spenser credit for praising his lover s intelligence over her beauty I was underwhelmed by Atti and Epithalamion especially after re reading Shakespeare s intelligence over her beauty I was underwhelmed by Atti and Epithalamion especially after re reading Shakespeare s which each say something different This scarce antiuarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original Due to its age it may contain imperfections such as marks notations. .