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Edmund Spenser (1552–1599)

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"The poet's poet"---as Charles Lamb was to call Spenser two centuries later---was born in London, where he attended school before going to Cambridge in 1569. About 1579 he came to know Sir Philip Sidney; his first significant work, The Shepheardes Calendar, published under a pseudonym in 1579 and visa mer consisting of 12 "ecologues" (one for each month of the year), was dedicated to Sidney. Spenser hoped for advancement at the court of Queen Elizabeth, but in August 1580 he took a minor position in Ireland, where he spent the rest of his life, save for two visits to England. In 1594 he married Elizabeth Boyle, in Cork; the sonnet sequence Amoretti (1595) bears on his courtship, and the great marriage hymn, Epithalamion (1595), celebrates the wedding. The first three books of Spenser's allegorical epic romance,The Faerie Queene, appeared in 1590; three more appeared in 1596. A fragment, the Cantos of Mutabilitie, which may or may not have been intended to form part of the great poem, appeared in 1609, after Spenser's death. Spenser appended a letter to his friend Sir Walter Raleigh to the edition of 1590, explaining that the "general end...of all the book is to fashion a gentleman or noble person in vertuous and gentle discipline." Although Spenser planned to write 12 books in all, only 6, and the two Cantos of Mutabilitie, survive. The rest may possibly have been destroyed by Irish rebels when, in 1598, they sacked Spenser's Irish residence at Kilcolman, but it is equally possible that the poet never managed to bring his massively planned work to completion. Spenser's Amoretti (1595) is one of the more idealized sonnet sequences, and Colin Clout's Come Home Again (1595) is an allegorical attack on the taste of the court. Like many Renaissance authors, his writings extend beyond the narrowly literary; his tract "A View of the Present State of Ireland" (1596) provides a series of brutal recommendations for the colonial suppression of England's Irish territories. Spenser's complex range of styles and genres served as both a model and a challenge for his contemporaries and for later authors. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre
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Verk av Edmund Spenser

The Faerie Queene (1590) 2,550 exemplar
The Faerie Queene, Book One (1590) 628 exemplar
The Faerie Queene, Volume 1 (1590) 145 exemplar
Selected poetry (1956) 91 exemplar
The Complete Poetical Works of Spenser (1908) — Författare — 88 exemplar
The works of Edmund Spenser (1904) 76 exemplar
The Faerie Queene, Book Five (2001) 46 exemplar
The Faerie Queene, Volume 2 (1590) 39 exemplar
A View of the State of Ireland (1633) 38 exemplar
Amoretti and Epithalamion (1973) 30 exemplar
The Elfin Knight (2010) 27 exemplar
Edmund Spenser Selected Poetry (1964) 25 exemplar
Edmund Spenser's Poetry (1968) 24 exemplar
Spenser's Minor Poems (1910) 22 exemplar
Stories from the faerie queene (1911) 22 exemplar
The Poems of Spenser (1936) 21 exemplar
Shorter Poems: A Selection (1998) 17 exemplar
Prothalamion : Epithalamion (1902) 13 exemplar
Amoretti (1973) 12 exemplar
Epithalamion 8 exemplar
The Mutabilitie Cantos (1968) 7 exemplar
Complaints (1970) 5 exemplar
Spenser's prose works (2002) 5 exemplar
Prothalamion [poem] (1937) 3 exemplar
SPENCER Poetical Works (1912) 3 exemplar
The Fowre Hymns (1971) 3 exemplar
Daphnaida, and Other Poems (2004) 3 exemplar
The works of Spenser (2012) 3 exemplar
Spenser: The Faerie Queene, Book I [of II] — Författare — 3 exemplar
The shepheardes calender (1985) 3 exemplar
Ballads of Books 2 exemplar
Stories from Spenser (2014) 2 exemplar
The Faery Queen (2010) 2 exemplar
Poems 2 exemplar
The Poems of Spenser — Författare — 2 exemplar
Sonnet 75 1 exemplar
The Faery Queene, Book 1 (2012) 1 exemplar
Selected Poems 1 exemplar
The Faerie Queene (2020) 1 exemplar
Spencer Selected Poetry (1970) 1 exemplar
Spenser: The Faerie Queene, Book II [of II] — Författare — 1 exemplar
Sonnet 1 exemplar
Astrophell 1 exemplar
The Histories 1 exemplar

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Ths is all the Spencer we have. It contains the Faerie Queen, several sonnet sequences and a bit of prose mostly relating to the earthquake of 1579. Spencer, being consciously arty, uses the very open spelling of the Chaucerian period. There is a biographical and bibliographical essay at the beginning of the book. This collection certainly made me more appreciative of Shakespeare.
DinadansFriend | Dec 21, 2023 |
Composed as an overt moral and political allegory, The Faerie Queene, with its dramatic episodes of chivalry, pageantry and courtly love, is also a supreme work of atmosphere, colour and sensuous description.
LindaLeeJacobs | 23 andra recensioner | Oct 24, 2023 |
One of my favorite books ever. I love how Spenser crafted his own language.
AAPremlall | 23 andra recensioner | Jul 23, 2023 |
It's difficult for me to discuss this one ... Spenser was actually the first poet I "liked" after spending much of my childhood thinking poetry -- which I now aspire to write, myself -- was "dumb." Well, okay, a lot of poetry IS dumb, but then so much % of anything is bullshit (I'm murdering "Sturgeon's Law" there). I didn't read The Faerie Queene, which I *think* is still, in its half-completed state, the longest poem in the English language, until much later, but hoo-ee, is it ever something. Spenser seems to have been a bit of a shit human being (if I am not mistaken his rep in Ireland is still, uh, problematic) but what a poet. I forget who said it ... it might've been C.S. Lewis or maybe it was A. C. Baugh in his history of English Literature (which I read around the same time as The Faerie Queene) ... but next to the golden landslide of Spenser even Shakespeare comes to look a bit like tinsel. I look forward to one day going through it all again ... hope I live long enough.… (mer)
tungsten_peerts | 3 andra recensioner | Mar 2, 2023 |



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