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    Penguin Classics: Sidney's The Defence Of Poesy And Selected Renaissance Literary Criticism

    By: Gavin Alexander

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    A collection of the major works of literary criticism from the Renaissance, beginning with Sidney's "Defence of Poesy" and moving into the critical responses to Sidney's argument, it includes a selection of texts illustrating the wider debates about poetry and its place in politics and society. Included here are: Sidney's "Defence of Poesy"; Puttenham's "Art of English Poesy" (abridged); Daniel's "Defence of Rhyme", and selections from authors such as Thomas Campion, Francis Bacon, George Chapman, and Ben Jonson. This edition has a full critical introduction, headnotes to the three main texts, a literary chronology, an annotated bibliography, full explanatory notes, an annotation and glossary of difficult words and a note on English versification.

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