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Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Literature

Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Literature

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  • Date Published: November 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107658929


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  • C. S. Lewis's Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Literature is a collection of fourteen fascinating essays, half of which were never published in Lewis's lifetime. The first three provide a general introduction to medieval literature whilst the remaining essays turn to the works of major writers such as Dante (The Divine Comedy), Malory (Le Morte d'Arthur), Spenser (The Faerie Queene) and Milton (Comus). Lewis's insightful yet accessible writing will captivate anyone with an interest in medieval and Renaissance literature.

    • A collection of fourteen classic essays by C. S. Lewis, half of which were never published in his lifetime
    • Magisterial insights on major writers, such as Dante, Malory, Spenser and Milton
    • Includes a preface and notes by leading Lewis expert, Walter Hooper, who collected the essays together
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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107658929
    • length: 208 pages
    • dimensions: 215 x 138 x 12 mm
    • weight: 0.31kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface Walter Hooper
    1. De Audiendis Poetis
    2. The genesis of a medieval book
    3. Imagination and thought in the Middle Ages
    4. Dante's similes
    5. Imagery in the last eleven cantos of Dante's Comedy
    6. Dante's statius
    7. The Morte d'Arthur
    8. Tasso
    9. Edmund Spenser, 1552–99
    10. On reading The Faerie Queene
    11. Neoplatonism in the poetry of Spenser
    12. Spenser's cruel Cupid
    13. Genius and genius
    14. A note on Comus
    Additional editorial notes

  • Author

    C. S. Lewis


    Walter Hooper

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