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Storia della letteratura inglese. Vol. I. Dalle origini al 1625

Storia della letteratura inglese. Vol. I. Dalle origini al 1625


Storia della letteratura inglese is a comprehensive, eight – volume survey of English literature from the Middle Ages to the early twenty – first century. This reference work provides insightful and often revisionary readings of core texts in the English literary canon. Richly informative analyses are framed by the biographical, historical and intellectual context for each author. Volume 1 begins by discussing Anglo – Saxon literature before focusing on the three major Middle English poets of the late fourteenth century: Gower, Langland and Chaucer. It then engages with the sixteenth – century prose romances of Sidney, the epic and lyrical poetry of Spenser, and Donne’s love and religious poems. Full coverage is devoted to the legendary fifty – year blossoming of the Elizabethan theatre (excluding Shakespeare), from Kyd and Marlowe up to Jonson, Webster, Middleton, Ford and Shirley. The final part addresses the sixteenth – century prose works of Lyly, Greene and Nashe, homiletics by Hooker and others, and Elizabethan travel literature and historiography.

Genre: How-To

Subject: Literary Criticism

Publishing house:

LED Edizioni Universitarie

Year of publication: 2021

Published in: Milano

Number of pages: epub

Price: 35,99

ISBN: 978-88-5513-049-3

Foreign rights manager: Valeria Passerini / Tiziana Battaglia

Storia della letteratura inglese. Vol. I. Dalle origini al 1625

Franco Marucci

Franco Marucci is a former professor of English at the University of Venice “Ca’ Foscari”. His publications include books on Dylan Thomas (Ravenna 1976), Hopkins (Pisa 1977, Florence-Messina 1981, Washington 1994), and Joyce  (Rome 2013). He is also the author of History of English Literature (Oxford 2018-2019),  of Authors in Dialogue: Comparative Essays in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century English Literature (Oxford 2020) and of Letteratura inglese. Un profilo storico (Rome 2020).