Dutch Literature in the Age of Rembrandt: Themes and ideas - Utrecht Publications in General and Comparative Literature 28 (Hardback)Maria A. Schenkeveld (author)
Hardback 225 Pages / Published: 01/01/1991
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Dutch literature of the 17th century, while not as famous as other elements of the culture of the Dutch Golden Age, deserves independent focus, not only because of its own intrinsic worth, but also because of the evidence of strong social concern that it presents and the light it sheds on other aspects of the Golden Age. Despite this, outside the Netherlands the literature has not been examined closely, undoubtedly because of the language barrier, but also because there is no reasonable introduction to the material in English. This book fills that lacuna. Richly illustrated, it groups its subjects thematically: politics, religion, nature, daily life. Because Golden Age painting, in particular, is so famous, the book devotes a special chapter to the connection between poetry and painting. A concluding chapter shows the republic's function as a European literary trading center with brisk import and export. Included also are texts and translations of poems and extensive bibliographies for further study.
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Co
Number of pages: 225
Weight: 610 g
Dimensions: 245 x 164 mm
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