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Published: 23 March 2017

318 Pages


ISBN: 9780198793779

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On Not Defending Poetry

Defence and Indefensibility in Sidney's Defence of Poesy

Catherine Bates

  • An in-depth study of one of the key texts of the English Renaissance
  • Allows for a fresh and undistorted reading of the Defence
  • Shows Sidney's writings to be as critical and experimental as other texts of the period
  • Reinvigorates both Renaissance studies and current debates about the value of the humanities

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