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Out Of The Intellectual Ferment Of The English Renaissance Came A Number Of Outstanding Critical Works That Sought To Define And Defend The Role Of Literature In Society And To Comment On The Craft Of Writing Foremost Among These Is Sir Philip Sidney SThe Defence Of Poesy, An Eloquent Argument For Fiction As A Means Of Inspiring Its Readers To Virtuous Action George Puttenham S The Art Of English Poesy Is An Entertaining Examination Of Poetry, Verse Form, And Rhetoric, While Samuel Daniel SA Defence Of Rhyme Considers The Practice Of Versification And Praises The English Literary Tradition Along With Pieces By Such Writers As Sir John Harrington, Francis Bacon, And Ben Jonson, These Works Reveal The Emergence Of Key Critical Ideas And Approaches, And Celebrate The Possibilities Of The English Language Sidney's The Defence of Poesy' and Selected Renaissance Literary Criticism (Penguin Classics)


About the Author: Philip Sidney

Sir Philip Sidney was an English poet, courtier and soldier, and is remembered as one of the most prominent literary figures of the Elizabethan Age.



10 thoughts on “Sidney's The Defence of Poesy' and Selected Renaissance Literary Criticism (Penguin Classics)

  1. says:

    This contains almost the whole of George Puttenham s The Art of English Poesy which is difficult to get hold of at a reasonable price, but the collection as a whole is both stimulating and well put together Sidney s Defence is also here in its entirety, and while it s also available in the Oxford Sidney The Major Works, it takes on added nuances when placed against the other writings on w


  2. says:

    The star of this book is Sidney s A Defence of Poetry All around it are The Art of English Poesy By George Puttenham 1589 A Defence of Rhyme By Samuel Daniel 1589 And Selected Passages from Certain Notes of Instruction 1575 By George GascoigneThe Garden of Eloquence 1577 1593 By Henry PeachamA Discourse of English Poetry 1586 By William WebbeA Brief Apology of Poetry 1591 by Sir John Haringt


  3. says:

    This collection is a wonderful beginning to the study of the art of literature Whereas I skipped over George Puttenham and Samuel Daniel and the notes on rhetoric and English versification, I enjoyed what was said by the authors about the importance of poesy in the face of opposition It is interesting to see how poets were criticized back in the Sixteenth Century as much as they are today But h


  4. says:

    20 10 2017 This edition is remarkably well annotated the footnotes glossing foreign idioms and explaining difficult words is a nice touch As for Sidney s essay itself, now I get some idea of the Renaissance platonism Martin Battestin went on at length about without explaining much in The Providence of Wit Though made in earnest, I feel some of the arguments are not very strong, but that s m


  5. says:

    I only read this as part of a widwer exploration into the Olde song of Percy and Duglas but I would like to revisit Sidney s discussion of the literary landscape of the time


  6. says:

    This is a lovely collection, with useful notes and a brilliant introduction Surprisingly readable.


  7. says:

    I love this exploration and celebration of the writing, fiction, and the English language.


  8. says:

    Although this book was written than four centuries ago, Sidney s Defense remains the last great work of literary criticism from a thoroughly and unabashedly Christian perspective In this, Sidney opens a light into an interpretative framework and worldview often shunned, avoided, and watered down today Accompanying Sidney s work are selections of varying length and on the same topic from the works of S


  9. says:

    A defence of the role of literature in society.


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