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Tradition and subversion in Renaissance literature
studies in Shakespeare, Spenser, Jonson, and Donne
Murray Roston.

Published 2007 by Duquesne University Press in Pittsburgh, Pa .
Written in English.

About the Book

"Deconstructionist critics have argued that literary works contain conflicting or contradictory meanings, thus creating an aporia, or impasse, that prevents readers from interpreting the work. Here, however, Murray Roston offers detailed and essentially new analyses of works by Shakespeare, Spenser, Jonson, and Donne, arguing that the seemingly contradictory presence of traditional and subversive elements in their major works actually creates the source of much of their literary achievement." "Chapters explore The Merchant of Venice, Hamlet, The Faerie Queene, Volpone, and the Meditations of John Donne, highlighting the creative tension between centripetal and centrifugal factors (borrowing Bakhtin's terms). As Roston demonstrates, this tension exists in a variety of genres, including poetry, epic and drama, and even in religious prose - which, he acknowledges, might be thought to be exempt from such inner conflict because of its doctrinal and theological focus."--BOOK JACKET

Table of Contents

Sacred and secular in The merchant of Venice
Hamlet and the stoic
Spenser and the pagan gods
Volpone, comedy or mordant satire?
Donne and the meditative tradition.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 241-248) and index.

Medieval & Renaissance literary studies, Medieval and Renaissance literary studies


Library of Congress
PR421 .R67 2007

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xiii, 258 p. ;
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