Spenser's Famous Flight - Heritage (Hardback)
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Spenser's Famous Flight - Heritage (Hardback)

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Hardback 360 Pages / Published: 15/12/1993
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In Spenser's famous Flight, Patrick Cheney challenges the received wisdom about the shape and goal of Spenser's literary career. He contends that Spenser's idea of a literary career is not strictly the convential Virgilian pattern of pastoral to epic, but a Christian revision of that pattern in light of Petrarch and the Reformation. Cheney demonstrates that, far from changing his mind about his career as a result of disillusionment, Spenser embarks upon and completes a daring progress that secures his status as an Orphic poet. In October, Spenser calls his idea of a literary career the 'famous flight.' Both classical and Christian culture has authorized the myth of the winged poet as a primary myth of fame and glory. Cheney shows that throughout his poetry Spenser relies on an image of flight to accomplish his highest goal.

Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802029348
Number of pages: 360
Weight: 700 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm

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