The Resource Spenser's famous flight : a Renaissance idea of a literary career, Patrick Cheney

Spenser's famous flight : a Renaissance idea of a literary career, Patrick Cheney

Label
Spenser's famous flight : a Renaissance idea of a literary career
Title
Spenser's famous flight
Title remainder
a Renaissance idea of a literary career
Statement of responsibility
Patrick Cheney
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Spensers' Famous Flight, Patrick Cheney challenges the received wisdom about the shape and goal of Spenser's literary career. He contends that Spenser's idea of a literary career is not strictly the conventional Virgilian pattern of pastoral to epic, but a Christian revision of that pattern in light of Petrarch and the Reformation." "Spenser begins his literary career with pastoral in The Shepheardes Calender and follows with the first instalment of his epic The Faerie Queene, but then inserts the Petrarchan love lyric, represented by Amoretti and Epithalamion, as a genre of renewal so that he can continue his epic; and eventually he turns from these courtly forms to a contemplative one, the Augustinian-based Fowre Hymnes. In the October eclogue he prophesies his four-genre career, of which the highest goal is an alignment of the Virgilian telos of poetry, fame, with the Augustinian telos of the Christian life, glory. The Petrarchan erotic genre exercises a revolutionary bridging power in that alignment. Cheney demonstrates that, far from changing his mind about his career as a result of disillusionment, Spenser embarks upon and completes a daring progress that secures his status as an Orphic poet." "In October, Spenser calls his idea of a literary career the 'famous flight.' Both classical and Christian culture had authorized the myth of the winged poet as a primary myth of fame and glory. Cheney shows that throughout his poetry Spenser relies on an image of flight to accomplish his highest goal."--Jacket
Cataloging source
CaOTU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cheney, Patrick
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2367.A9
LC item number
C44 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Spenser, Edmund
  • Spenser, Edmund
  • Spenser, Edmund
  • Spenser, Edmund
  • Spenser, Edmund
  • Authorship
  • Renaissance
  • Christianity and literature
  • Authorship
  • Christianity and literature
  • Renaissance
  • Renaissance
  • Auteurschap
  • Dichters
  • Engels
  • Biographie
  • Literaturgattung
  • Selbstverständnis
  • England
Label
Spenser's famous flight : a Renaissance idea of a literary career, Patrick Cheney
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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: scanning the famous flight -- Displaying the fluttering wing: the literary career of the new orphic poet -- Pastoral, or proving tender wings: acquiring vatic authority in the The Shepheardes Calender -- Epic, or making the greater flight: enacting vatic virtue in Spenser's allegory of Ralegh and Elizabeth -- Love lyric, or sporting the muse in pleasant mew: renewing vatic virtue in Amoretti and Epithalamion -- Hymn, or flying back to heaven apace: returning to the vatic source in Fowre Hymnes -- Conclusion: rescanning the famous flight in Prothalamion
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 360 pages
Isbn
9780802029348
Lccn
94137259
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28499354
  • (OCoLC)ocm28499354
Label
Spenser's famous flight : a Renaissance idea of a literary career, Patrick Cheney
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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: scanning the famous flight -- Displaying the fluttering wing: the literary career of the new orphic poet -- Pastoral, or proving tender wings: acquiring vatic authority in the The Shepheardes Calender -- Epic, or making the greater flight: enacting vatic virtue in Spenser's allegory of Ralegh and Elizabeth -- Love lyric, or sporting the muse in pleasant mew: renewing vatic virtue in Amoretti and Epithalamion -- Hymn, or flying back to heaven apace: returning to the vatic source in Fowre Hymnes -- Conclusion: rescanning the famous flight in Prothalamion
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 360 pages
Isbn
9780802029348
Lccn
94137259
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28499354
  • (OCoLC)ocm28499354

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