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Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Literatureby C. S. Lewis
Synopses & Reviews
This entertaining and learned volume contains book reviews, lectures, and hard to find articles from the late C. S. Lewis, whose constant aim was to show the twentieth century reader how to read and how to understand old books and manuscripts.
A collection for those who read and love Lewis and medieval and Renaissance literature.
An invaluable collection for those who read and love Lewis and medieval and Renaissance literature.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 182-186) and index.
Table of Contents
Preface Walter Hooper; 1. De Audiendis Poetis; 2. The genesis of a medieval book; 3. Imagination and thought in the Middle Ages; 4. Dante's similes; 5. Imagery in the last eleven cantos of Dante's Comedy; 6. Dante's statius; 7. The Morte d'Arthur; 8. Tasso; 9. Edmund Spenser, 1552-99; 10. On reading The Faerie Queene; 11. Neoplatonism in the poetry of Spenser; 12. Spenser's cruel Cupid; 13. Genius and genius; 14. A note on Comus; Additional editorial notes; Index.
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