This 1999 volume was the first to explore as part of an unbroken continuum the critical legacy both of the humanist rediscovery of ancient learning and of its neoclassical reformulation. Focused on what is arguably the most complex phase in the transmission of the Western literary-critical heritage, the book encompasses those issues that helped shape the way European writers thought about literature from the late Middle Ages to the late seventeenth century. These issues touched almost every facet of Western intellectual endeavour, as well as the historical, cultural, social, scientific, and technological contexts in which that activity evolved. From the interpretative reassessment of the major ancient poetic texts, this volume addresses the emergence of the literary critic in Europe by exploring poetics, prose fiction, contexts of criticism, neoclassicism, and national developments. Sixty-one chapters by internationally respected scholars are supported by an introduction, detailed bibliographies for further investigation and a full index.... ottava rima 209; poetry as defined by too, 446; quantitative 221, 438, 490; see also blank verse; cadence; and individual metres Mexia, ... Renaissance view of 2; sermon manuals 181; subject-matter from 139; translatio verborum and studiorum across 6-7; translators ... literature 377; cult of 552; and decorum 547; Dryden on 552, 554; on eloquence and truth 493, 495; epic a#39;irregularitya#39; 552; on ethicalanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism: Volume 3, The Renaissance|
|Author||:||George Alexander Kennedy, Glyn P. Norton|
|Publisher||:||Cambridge University Press - 1989|