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Bodies and selves in early modern England : physiology and inwardness in Spenser, Shakespeare, Herbert, and Milton

Author: Michael Carl Schoenfeldt
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Series: Cambridge studies in Renaissance literature and culture, 34.
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Michael Schoenfeldt's fascinating study explores the close relationship between selves and bodies, psychological inwardness and corporeal processes, as they are represented in English Renaissance literature. After Galen, the predominant medical paradigm of the period envisaged a self governed by humors, literally embodying inner emotion by locating and explaining human passion within a taxonomy of internal organs  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: William Shakespeare; Edmund Spenser; George Herbert; John Milton; William Shakespeare; Edmund Spenser; George Herbert; John Milton; William Shakespeare; Edmund Spenser; George Herbert; John Milton; George Herbert; John Milton; William Shakespeare; Edmund Spenser; William Shakespeare; Edmund Spenser; George Herbert; John Milton; John Milton; George Herbert; William Shakespeare; Edmund Spenser
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Carl Schoenfeldt
ISBN: 0521630738 9780521630733 0521669022 9780521669023
OCLC Number: 40698448
Description: xii, 203 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Bodies of rule: embodiment and inwardness in early modern England --
Fortifying inwardness: Spenser's castle of moral health --
The matter of inwardness: Shakespeare's sonnets --
Digestion and devotion: George Herbert's consuming subject --
Temperance and temptation: the alimental vision in Paradise Lost.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in Renaissance literature and culture, 34.
Responsibility: Michael C. Schoenfeldt.
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Michael Schoenfeldt's fascinating study explores the close relationship between selves and bodies, psychological inwardness and corporeal processes, as they are represented in English Renaissance  Read more...

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'... this study offers resourceful and inspired readings of central texts in English poetry, presented in elegant style and including some rather memorable witticisms.' Anglia

 
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