Solitude and speechlessness : Renaissance writing and reading in isolation /

Recent literary criticism, along with academic culture at large, has stressed collaboration as essential to textual creation and sociability as a literary and academic virtue. Solitude and Speechlessness proposes an alternative understanding of writing with a complementary mode of reading. Literary...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Mattison, Andrew, 1976- (Author)
Format: Book
Published: Toronto ; Buffalo : Universtiy of Toronto Press, [2019]
Table of Contents:
  • Lyric Futures: Hidden Ambitions in the Sidney-Pembroke Circle
  • Nameless Orphans: Ambitious Poetry in an Age of Modesty
  • The Peril of Understanding: Forms of Obscurity
  • The Lure of Solitude: Melancholy and Eremitism as Literary Dispositions
  • The Naked Sense of Retirement: Cowley, Marvell, Traherne
  • Literary History in Isolation: Bacon, Hofmannsthal, and Historical Memory.