The English Lyric from Wyatt to Donne: A History of the Plain and Eloquent Styles (Hardback)Douglas L. Peterson
Hardback Published: 06/09/1990
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Peterson challenges C.S. Lewis's definition of drab and golden strains of poetry in 16th-century English. Instead he dubs the different types eloquent and plain, and argues that the strength of the latter tradition rivals the finest flowers of the courtly lyric.
Publisher: Michigan State University Press