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328 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719074189

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Robert Southwell

Snow in Arcadia: Redrawing the English Lyric Landscape, 1586-95

Anne R. Sweeney

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Shows to what extent Southwell engaged in direct artistic debate with Spenser, Sidney and Shakespeare
  • Addresses both Southwell's poetry and private writings including letters and diary material
  • Considers for the first time Southwell's exposure to the magnificence of the early baroque in Rome, as he was trained to harness the power of the visual, rather than rhetoric alone, in his poetry
  • Illustrates how a generation of men and women were radicalised by Jesuit teachings
  • Uncovers and discusses layers of new meanings, hidden emblems, and sharp critiques of Elizabeth's courtiers, and even of the ageing queen herself

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