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Published: 05 October 2016

368 Pages | 0

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9781526101174

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Spenser and Virgil

The Pastoral Poems

First Edition

Syrithe Pugh

Published by Manchester University Press

The Manchester Spenser MUP

  • Represents the most sustained and detailed consideration to date of Spenser's intertextual engagement with Virgil, casting new light on the question and significance of Spenser's 'Virgilian career'
  • Provides persuasive new readings of Spenser's pastoral publications, offering groundbreaking observations on the structure of the Calender and considering the Colin Clouts Come Home Againe volume as a whole
  • Draws on classical and Renaissance commentary to elucidate Spenser's imitative methods, making a fresh case for the sophistication and validity of allegorical interpretation of Virgil
  • Engages with current critical debates on the political alignments of both Virgil and Spenser

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