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Edmund Spenser (1552–1599)

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"The poet's poet"---as Charles Lamb was to call Spenser two centuries later---was born in London, where he attended school before going to Cambridge in 1569. About 1579 he came to know Sir Philip Sidney; his first significant work, The Shepheardes Calendar, published under a pseudonym in 1579 and näytä lisää consisting of 12 "ecologues" (one for each month of the year), was dedicated to Sidney. Spenser hoped for advancement at the court of Queen Elizabeth, but in August 1580 he took a minor position in Ireland, where he spent the rest of his life, save for two visits to England. In 1594 he married Elizabeth Boyle, in Cork; the sonnet sequence Amoretti (1595) bears on his courtship, and the great marriage hymn, Epithalamion (1595), celebrates the wedding. The first three books of Spenser's allegorical epic romance,The Faerie Queene, appeared in 1590; three more appeared in 1596. A fragment, the Cantos of Mutabilitie, which may or may not have been intended to form part of the great poem, appeared in 1609, after Spenser's death. Spenser appended a letter to his friend Sir Walter Raleigh to the edition of 1590, explaining that the "general end...of all the book is to fashion a gentleman or noble person in vertuous and gentle discipline." Although Spenser planned to write 12 books in all, only 6, and the two Cantos of Mutabilitie, survive. The rest may possibly have been destroyed by Irish rebels when, in 1598, they sacked Spenser's Irish residence at Kilcolman, but it is equally possible that the poet never managed to bring his massively planned work to completion. Spenser's Amoretti (1595) is one of the more idealized sonnet sequences, and Colin Clout's Come Home Again (1595) is an allegorical attack on the taste of the court. Like many Renaissance authors, his writings extend beyond the narrowly literary; his tract "A View of the Present State of Ireland" (1596) provides a series of brutal recommendations for the colonial suppression of England's Irish territories. Spenser's complex range of styles and genres served as both a model and a challenge for his contemporaries and for later authors. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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The Faerie Queene (1590) 2,561 kappaletta
The Faerie Queene, Book One (1590) 634 kappaletta
The Faerie Queene, Volume 1 (1590) 145 kappaletta
The Complete Poetical Works of Spenser (1908) — Tekijä — 92 kappaletta
Selected poetry (1956) 91 kappaletta
The works of Edmund Spenser (1904) 77 kappaletta
The Faerie Queene, Book Five (2001) 49 kappaletta
The Faerie Queene, Volume 2 (1590) 39 kappaletta
A View of the State of Ireland (1633) 38 kappaletta
Amoretti and Epithalamion (1973) 29 kappaletta
The Elfin Knight (2010) 28 kappaletta
Edmund Spenser Selected Poetry (1964) 25 kappaletta
Edmund Spenser's Poetry (1968) 24 kappaletta
Spenser's Minor Poems (1910) 22 kappaletta
Stories from the faerie queene (1911) 22 kappaletta
The Poems of Spenser (1936) 21 kappaletta
Shorter Poems: A Selection (1998) 17 kappaletta
Prothalamion : Epithalamion (1902) 15 kappaletta
The Faerie Queen, Books I and II (1965) 14 kappaletta
Selections from The Faerie Queene (1998) 13 kappaletta
Amoretti (1973) 12 kappaletta
Epithalamion 8 kappaletta
Excerpts from The Faerie Queene (2016) 7 kappaletta
Poetry Classics: Edmund Spenser (1999) 6 kappaletta
The Mutabilitie Cantos (1968) 6 kappaletta
Complaints (1970) 5 kappaletta
Spenser's prose works (2002) 5 kappaletta
Prothalamion [poem] (1937) 3 kappaletta
SPENCER Poetical Works (1912) 3 kappaletta
The Fowre Hymns (1971) 3 kappaletta
Daphnaida, and Other Poems (2004) 3 kappaletta
The works of Spenser (2012) 3 kappaletta
Spenser: The Faerie Queene, Book I [of II] — Tekijä — 3 kappaletta
The shepheardes calender (1985) 3 kappaletta
Ballads of Books 2 kappaletta
Stories from Spenser (2014) 2 kappaletta
The Faery Queen (2010) 2 kappaletta
Poems 2 kappaletta
The Poems of Spenser — Tekijä — 2 kappaletta
Sonnet 75 1 kappale
The Faery Queene, Book 1 (2012) 1 kappale
Selected Poems 1 kappale
The Faerie Queene (2020) 1 kappale
Spencer Selected Poetry (1970) 1 kappale
Sonnet 1 kappale
Astrophell 1 kappale
The Histories 1 kappale

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Ths is all the Spencer we have. It contains the Faerie Queen, several sonnet sequences and a bit of prose mostly relating to the earthquake of 1579. Spencer, being consciously arty, uses the very open spelling of the Chaucerian period. There is a biographical and bibliographical essay at the beginning of the book. This collection certainly made me more appreciative of Shakespeare.
 
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DinadansFriend | Dec 21, 2023 |
Composed as an overt moral and political allegory, The Faerie Queene, with its dramatic episodes of chivalry, pageantry and courtly love, is also a supreme work of atmosphere, colour and sensuous description.
 
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LindaLeeJacobs | 23 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 24, 2023 |
One of my favorite books ever. I love how Spenser crafted his own language.
 
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AAPremlall | 23 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 23, 2023 |
It's difficult for me to discuss this one ... Spenser was actually the first poet I "liked" after spending much of my childhood thinking poetry -- which I now aspire to write, myself -- was "dumb." Well, okay, a lot of poetry IS dumb, but then so much % of anything is bullshit (I'm murdering "Sturgeon's Law" there). I didn't read The Faerie Queene, which I *think* is still, in its half-completed state, the longest poem in the English language, until much later, but hoo-ee, is it ever something. Spenser seems to have been a bit of a shit human being (if I am not mistaken his rep in Ireland is still, uh, problematic) but what a poet. I forget who said it ... it might've been C.S. Lewis or maybe it was A. C. Baugh in his history of English Literature (which I read around the same time as The Faerie Queene) ... but next to the golden landslide of Spenser even Shakespeare comes to look a bit like tinsel. I look forward to one day going through it all again ... hope I live long enough.… (lisätietoja)
 
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