An Apology For Poetry (Or The Defence Of Poesy): Revised and Expanded Second Edition
An Apology for Poetry (or The Defence of Poesy), by the celebrated soldier-poet Sir Philip Sidney, is the most important work of literary theory published in the Renaissance. Its wit and inventiveness place it among the first great literary productions of the age of Shakespeare. Since 1965 Geoffrey Shepherd's edition of the Apology has been the standard, and this revision of Shepherd's edition, with a new introduction and extensive notes, is designed to introduce Sidney's best-known work to a new generation of readers at the beginning of thetwenty-first century.Unfamiliar words and phrases are glossed, classical and other references explained, and difficult passages analysed in detail. This greatly expanded edition will be of value to all those interested in the Renaissance, from students and teachers at school and university to the inquisitive general reader.
レビュー - レビューを書く
他の版 - すべて表示
action Aeneas Aeneid Agrippa ancient Apology for Poetry Arcadia argues argument Aristotle Ascham Boccaccio Boccaccio 1930 century Cicero claim comedy Compare conceit contemporary Cyrus defence Defence of Poetry delight discussion divine doth Duncan-Jones 1991 Eclogues Elizabethan Elyot England English epic Erasmus example excellent fables fiction Gascoigne George Gascoigne Gorboduc Gosson Greek Greville hath historian Horace human humanist imitation invention Italian knowledge Latin learning lyric matter medieval mind Minturno moral nation nature orator Oxford passage philosopher phrase Plato Plutarch poem Poesy poet-haters poet's poetic poets political praise Praise of Folly princes prose Puttenham Puttenham 1936 Quintilian readers reason refers Renaissance rhetoric rhyme Ringler Roman Satires Scaliger School of Abuse Schoolmaster Shepheardes Calender Sidney Sidney's sixteenth sixteenth-century Smith speak Spenser Stephen Gosson story teaching tells theory things Thomas tion tragedy translation truth tyrant verse Virgil virtue words writing wrote Xenophon