Download e-book for kindle: The Oxford History of Classical Reception in English by Patrick Cheney,Philip Hardie

By Patrick Cheney,Philip Hardie

ISBN-10: 0199547556

ISBN-13: 9780199547555

The Oxford background of Classical Reception (OHCREL) is designed to provide a complete research of the various and numerous ways that literary texts of the classical international have motivated responses and refashioning through English writers. overlaying the total variety of English literature from the early center a long time to the current day, OHCREL either synthesizes latest scholarship and offers state-of-the-art new study, utilizing an
international staff of professional individuals for every of the 5 volumes.

OHCREL endeavours to interrogate, instead of inertly reiterate, traditional assumptions approximately literary 'periods', the tactics of canon-formation, and the kinfolk among literary and non-literary discourse. It conceives of 'reception' as a posh means of dialogic trade and, instead of supplying huge cultural generalizations, it engages in shut serious research of literary texts. It explores intimately the ways that English writers' engagement with classical
literature casts as a lot mild at the classical originals because it does at the English writers' personal cultural context.

This moment quantity, and 3rd to seem within the sequence, covers the years 1558-1660, and explores the reception of the traditional genres and authors in English Renaissance literature, enticing with the key, and lots of of the minor, writers of the interval, together with Shakespeare, Marlowe, Spenser, and Jonson. Separate chapters research the Renaissance associations and contexts which form the reception of antiquity, and an annotated bibliography presents enormous fabric for further
reading.

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