Spenser's Irish Work

Spenser's Irish Work

Author: Thomas Herron

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351898669

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 282

View: 618

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Exploring Edmund Spenser's writings within the historical and aesthetic context of colonial agricultural reform in Ireland, his adopted home, this study demonstrates how Irish events and influences operate in far more of Spenser's work than previously suspected. Thomas Herron explores Spenser's relation to contemporary English poets and polemicists in Munster, such as Sir Walter Raleigh, Ralph Birkenshaw and Parr Lane, as well as heretofore neglected Irish material in Elizabethan pageantry in the 1590s, such as the famously elaborate state performances at Elvetham and Rycote. New light is shed here on the Irish significance of both the earlier and later Books of The Fairie Queene. Herron examines in depth Spenser's adaptation of the paradigm of the laboring artist for empire found in Virgil's Georgics, which Herron weaves explicitly with Spenser's experience as an administrator, property owner and planter in Ireland. Taking in history, religion, geography, classics and colonial studies, as well as early modern literature and Irish studies, this book constitutes a valuable addition to Spenser scholarship.
Spenser's Irish Work
Language: un
Pages: 282
Authors: Thomas Herron
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-12-05 - Publisher: Routledge

Exploring Edmund Spenser's writings within the historical and aesthetic context of colonial agricultural reform in Ireland, his adopted home, this study demonstrates how Irish events and influences operate in far more of Spenser's work than previously suspected. Thomas Herron explores Spenser's relation to contemporary English poets and polemicists in Munster,
Edmund Spenser's Irish Experience
Language: un
Pages: 240
Authors: Andrew Hadfield
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997-05-29 - Publisher: Clarendon Press

Spenser's Irish Experience is the first sustained critical work to argue that Edmund Spenser's perception and fragmented representation of Ireland shadows the whole narrative of his major work, The Faerie Queene, traditionally regarded as one of the finest achievements of the English Renaissance. The poem has often been read in
A View of the Present State of Ireland
Language: un
Pages: 230
Authors: Edmund Spenser
Categories: Ireland
Type: BOOK - Published: 1970 - Publisher: Clarendon Press

Books about A View of the Present State of Ireland
Irish University Review
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Edmund Spenser
Categories: Electronic journals
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher:

A journal of Irish studies.
A View of the State of Ireland
Language: un
Pages: 228
Authors: Edmund Spenser
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997-10-22 - Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

This student edition is based on the first published text and offers an authoritative introduction, discussing the View's reception, relating it to Spenser's corpus as a whole, and summarising recent scholarship.