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The sixteenth century has long been acknowledged the 'Golden Age' of English verse - with such names as Shakespeare, Donne, and Spensor to its credit it could hardly be otherwise. Yet this anthology, which inlcudes both undisputed masterpieces and achievements in hitherto neglected fields, is the first to reveal the full range and diversity of the century's poetic riches. ...more
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Published October 22nd 1992 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published December 12th 1991)
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renaissance poetry is a craft, an art of creating poised stanzas of incorruptible metrical balance and virtuosic rhetorical brilliance, a generative process in constant communication with its predecessors; from a post-wordsworth world of poetry as self-expression, it is difficult not to feel somehow distanced from renaissance poets, who pride themselves on artifice rather than on authenticity.

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