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The Resource Edmund Spenser's War on Lord Burghley, Bruce Danner, (electronic book)

Edmund Spenser's War on Lord Burghley, Bruce Danner, (electronic book)

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Edmund Spenser's War on Lord Burghley
Title
Edmund Spenser's War on Lord Burghley
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Danner
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Despite their literary, historical, and biographical significance, Edmund Spenser's attacks on William Cecil, Lord Burghley, have never been the focus of significant critique. These assaults on the Lord Treasurer's character and judgment rank among the era's most politically-charged literary writings, provoking censorship of the 1591 Complaints, deflecting the author from his Virgilian-inspired persona as a voice of the state, and intruding a bitter pessimism into his gestures of self-presentation throughout the 1590s. Danner's study examines the poet's attacks on Elizabeth I's powerful first minister, reassesses the timeline of events that led to them, and argues for their centrality in Spenser's increased self-definition as a political and cultural outsider. Interweaving the methods of both literary analysis and critical biography, Edmund Spenser's War on Lord Burghley challenges the established dates of canonical texts, the social and personal contexts for scandalous topical allegories, and the new historicist portrait of Spenser's 'worship' of power and state ideology
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Cataloging source
UKPGM
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1967-
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Danner, Bruce
Dewey number
821/.3
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2367.P6
LC item number
D36 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Series statement
Early modern literature in history
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  • Spenser, Edmund
  • Burghley, William Cecil
  • Burghley, William Cecil
  • Spenser, Edmund
  • Politics and literature
  • Great Britain
Label
Edmund Spenser's War on Lord Burghley, Bruce Danner, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- List of Illustrations -- Introduction -- PART I: THE 1590 FAERIE QUEENE AND THE ORIGINS OF 'A MIGHTY PERES DISPLEASURE' -- Lord Burghley and the Oxford Marriage -- The Faerie Queene Dedicatory Sonnets and the Poetics of Misreading -- PART II: THE COMPLAINTS AND 'THE MAN OF WHOM THE MUSE IS SCORNED' -- The Ruines of Time and the Rhetoric of Contestation -- Retrospective Fiction-making and the 'secrete' of the 1591 Virgils Gnat -- Mother Hubberds Tale and the Ambivalent Withdrawal from Power -- PART III: AFTER THE COMPLAINTS -- The Legacy of the Complaints and the Question of Slander -- Afterword -- Notes -- Index
Control code
SPR759166790
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283317955
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786613317957
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Edmund Spenser's War on Lord Burghley, Bruce Danner, (electronic book)
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- List of Illustrations -- Introduction -- PART I: THE 1590 FAERIE QUEENE AND THE ORIGINS OF 'A MIGHTY PERES DISPLEASURE' -- Lord Burghley and the Oxford Marriage -- The Faerie Queene Dedicatory Sonnets and the Poetics of Misreading -- PART II: THE COMPLAINTS AND 'THE MAN OF WHOM THE MUSE IS SCORNED' -- The Ruines of Time and the Rhetoric of Contestation -- Retrospective Fiction-making and the 'secrete' of the 1591 Virgils Gnat -- Mother Hubberds Tale and the Ambivalent Withdrawal from Power -- PART III: AFTER THE COMPLAINTS -- The Legacy of the Complaints and the Question of Slander -- Afterword -- Notes -- Index
Control code
SPR759166790
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283317955
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786613317957
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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