The Resource Sleep, romance, and human embodiment : vitality from Spenser to Milton, Garrett A. Sullivan, Jr

Sleep, romance, and human embodiment : vitality from Spenser to Milton, Garrett A. Sullivan, Jr

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Sleep, romance, and human embodiment : vitality from Spenser to Milton
Title
Sleep, romance, and human embodiment
Title remainder
vitality from Spenser to Milton
Statement of responsibility
Garrett A. Sullivan, Jr
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Language
eng
Summary
"Garrett Sullivan explores the changing impact of Aristotelian conceptions of vitality and humanness on sixteenth- and seventeenth-century literature before and after the rise of Descartes. In the Renaissance, Aristotle's tripartite soul is usually considered in relation to concepts of psychology and physiology. However, Sullivan argues that its significance is much greater, constituting a theory of vitality that simultaneously distinguishes man from, and connects him to, other forms of life. He contends that, in works such as Sidney's Old Arcadia, Shakespeare's Henry IV and Henry V, Spenser's Faerie Queene, Milton's Paradise Lost and Dryden's All for Love, the genres of epic and romance, whose operations are informed by Aristotle's theory, provide the raw materials for exploring different models of humanness; and that sleep is the vehicle for such exploration as it blurs distinctions among man, plant and animal"--
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Sullivan, Garrett A.
Index
index present
LC call number
PR428.P5
LC item number
S85 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Aristotle
  • Aristotle
  • English literature
  • Philosophy in literature
  • Life in literature
  • Human beings in literature
  • Sleep in literature
  • Soul in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • English literature
  • Human beings in literature
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Life in literature
  • Philosophy in literature
  • Sleep in literature
  • Soul in literature
Label
Sleep, romance, and human embodiment : vitality from Spenser to Milton, Garrett A. Sullivan, Jr
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 151-200) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- pt I. Aristotelian Vitality Ascendant: 1. 'Both plant and beast together': temperance, vitality and the romance alternative in Spenser's Bower of Bliss. 2. Sleeping minds: romance, affect and environment in Sidney's The Old Arcadia; 3. Sleep, history and 'life indeed' in Shakespeare's 1 and 2 Henry IV and Henry V -- pt. II. Aristotelian Vitality Embattled: 4. 'From the root springs lighter the green stalk': vegetality and humanness in Milton's Paradise Lost -- pt. III. Aristotelian Vitality Undead: 5. 'Desperate sloth, miscalled philosophy': Descartes and the post-Aristotelian romance episode in Dryden's All for Love. Coda: beyond undeath
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 206 pages
Isbn
9781107024410
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2012012600
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40021651399
System control number
  • (OCoLC)784125185
  • (OCoLC)ocn784125185
Label
Sleep, romance, and human embodiment : vitality from Spenser to Milton, Garrett A. Sullivan, Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 151-200) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- pt I. Aristotelian Vitality Ascendant: 1. 'Both plant and beast together': temperance, vitality and the romance alternative in Spenser's Bower of Bliss. 2. Sleeping minds: romance, affect and environment in Sidney's The Old Arcadia; 3. Sleep, history and 'life indeed' in Shakespeare's 1 and 2 Henry IV and Henry V -- pt. II. Aristotelian Vitality Embattled: 4. 'From the root springs lighter the green stalk': vegetality and humanness in Milton's Paradise Lost -- pt. III. Aristotelian Vitality Undead: 5. 'Desperate sloth, miscalled philosophy': Descartes and the post-Aristotelian romance episode in Dryden's All for Love. Coda: beyond undeath
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 206 pages
Isbn
9781107024410
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2012012600
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40021651399
System control number
  • (OCoLC)784125185
  • (OCoLC)ocn784125185

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