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Pastoral and the Poetics of Self-Contradiction

Theocritus to Marvell

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Pastoral and the Poetics of Self-Contradiction by Judith Haber
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Traditionally, critics of the English Renaissance have viewed pastoral as a static, idealising genre, aimed at the recreation of an idyllic past. More recently, these idealising humanist approaches have been forcefully challenged by studies written from historicist perspectives. In Pastoral and the Poetics of Self-Contradiction Judith Haber complicates the conventional opposition between humanist and historicist criticism by examining the ways in which pastoral poets themselves interrogate the contradictory relations inherent in their genre. Haber explores problems of representation, self-representation, and imitation in classical and Renaissance pastoral, focusing on texts by Theocritus, Virgil, Sidney and Marvell. Her original approach revises current understanding of pastoral as a genre, and raises wider questions about the place of literature in society and the difficulties involved in constituting literary traditions.
Release date NZ
January 5th, 1995
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
236
Dimensions
138x216x17
ISBN-13
9780521442060
Product ID
1832421

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