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The Comedy of Astrophil: Petrarchan Motifs in Sidney’s Astrophil and Stella

John Roe

in Petrarch in Britain: Interpreters, Imitators, and Translators over 700 years

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264133
eISBN:
9780191734649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264133.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines the presence of Petrarchan motifs in Sir Philip Sydney's English sonnet Astrophil and Stella. It argues that despite Sidney's reputation as an anti-Petrarchan, much of his ... More


Introduction

H. K. Woudhuysen

in Sir Philip Sidney and the Circulation of Manuscripts, 1558–1640

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129660
eISBN:
9780191671821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129660.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This is a book about manuscripts; about the men and women who wrote, read, bought, sold, presented, and received them. It is also a book about paper, pen, and ink, and a book about those for whom ... More


Sidney, Spenser, and Political Petrarchism

Syrithe Pugh

in Petrarch in Britain: Interpreters, Imitators, and Translators over 700 years

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264133
eISBN:
9780191734649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264133.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines traces of Petrarchism in English poets Edmund Spenser and Sir Philip Sydney. It argues that the engagements of both poets with Petrarchism are more serious, and indeed more ... More


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