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Edmund Spenser (1552 - 1599)

Nationality: Columbian
Other: Irish
Periods: British: 1500-1700

wrote The Faerie Queen

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Epithalamion

The Faerie Queene

The Ruines of Time

View of the Present State of Ireland

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Edmund Spenser (1552-1599)
http://www.luminarium.org/renlit/spenser.htm
This site created for "students and enthusiasts of English literature" includes links to the life and works of Edmund Spenser, links to essays and articles on Spenser's work, and provides a list and links to additional sources for information about Spenser.
Contains: Works List, Works Available, Pictures, Timeline, Criticism, Commentary, Sketch
Author: Anniina Jokinen.
Keywords: "The Faerie Queene," "Astrophel and Stella," "Amoretti and Epithalamion"
 
Edmund Spenser Home Page
http://www.english.cam.ac.uk/spenser/main.htm
This page seeks to collect any and all Net materials pertaining to the works and life of Edmund Spenser. Includes texts of Spenser's work, links to a chronology, calls for papers, the Spenser Society homepage, and many other resources.
Contains: Works Available, Works List, Pictures, Criticism, Commentary, Webliography, Bibliography
Author: Andrew Zurcher
Keywords: "The Faerie Queene," "Astrophel and Stella," "Amoretti and Epithalamion"
 
The Poetry of Spenser
http://www.bartleby.com/213/index.html#11
This lengthy analysis of the author's life and works includes sections on "SpenserŐs family", "Platonism in SpenserŐs love poems", "The Faerie Queene", "Spenser as a word-painter and as a metrical musician", and "Summary view of SpenserŐs genius."
Contains: Extensive Bio, Criticism, Bibliography
Author: W. J. Courthope
From: The Cambridge History of English and American Literature Volume III: English, Renascence and Reformation
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Reaping What Was Sown: Spenser, Chaucer, and the Plowman's Tale
http://www.uwm.edu/~dclark/thesis.pdf
"I will show the way a single, powerful aspect of the Renaissance Chaucer transformed the first book of one of the most canonical poems in English literature, The Faerie Queene. Demonstrating how The Plowman's Tale transformed Spenser's work in Book One is important for us because an understanding of the Tale's impact makes us re-examine our views of Edmund Spenser himself, showing him to be a poet concerned with the cultural construction of the English nation."
Contains: Commentary, Criticism
Author: Clark, David Paul
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Studied Barbarity: Johnson, Spenser, and Literary Progress
http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Papers/spenser.html
"Spenser was much on the mind of Samuel Johnson, one of the most active and important of those developing our notion of the Renaissance -- not in any extended treatment, but in scattered comments from the 1730s through the '80s.2 Spenser's position in Johnson's thought has received little attention,3 but tugging on these Spenserian loose ends reveals a thread woven across the entire fabric of Johnson's criticism. "
Contains: Criticism, Commentary
Author: Lynch, Jack
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