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by Edmund Spenser

This is Spenser's lament for the death of Sir Philip Sidney.

Keywords: lament, death, loss

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A 'goodlie bridge' between the Old and the New: the transformation of complaint in Spenser's The Ruines of Time
http://www.hull.ac.uk/renforum/v2no1/brown.htm
"Spenser extends lament for Sidney into an exploration of the literary immortality offered by humanist poetry and the conflict which arises between this and apocalyptic world-contempt. The Ruines of Time is Spenser's attempt to reconcile these oppositions through the mythologised figure of the redeemed Sidney." This lengthy essay has extensive footnotes and bibliography."
Contains: Content Analysis, Historical Context
Author: Richard Danson Brown
From: Renaissance Forum: An Electronic Journal of Early-Modern Literary and Historical Studies v 2 no 1, Spring 1997
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Translated Geographies: Edmund Spenser's "The Ruines of Time."
http://chass.utoronto.ca/emls/04-2/griftran.htm
"This paper deals with two ironic movements in relation to Edmund Spenser's 'The Ruines of Time': the trope of the ruin and the troping mechanism of translation. In turn, both these movements will be looked at in relation to the Elizabethan development of a national geography. So, whilst this paper has a particularly narrow focus -- one relatively obscure poem by Edmund Spenser -- I believe it to have broader significances in a wider project that might seek to interrogate the notion of translation within the national cultures of the early modern period. One way of performing that interrogation of translation within a nationalist context is to rethink translation in spatial terms. The movement of a translation across borders reveals the ironies of the nationalist project, rooted in heredity -- the ancient history of the nation. Translation's "disjunctive temporality," crossing and marking the borders of time and space, renders ironic a national history based on self recognition and continuity. The spatial implications of the word "translation" of course have a history that extends beyond postmodern critique, and the paper will also look at the functioning of the early modern translatio imperii in Spenser's poem."
Contains: Historical Context
Author: Huw Griffiths
From: Early Modern Literary Studies 4.2 / Special Issue 3 (September, 1998): 7.1-26
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