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The Resource Love and its critics : from the Song of Songs to Shakespeare and Milton's Eden, Michael Bryson and Arpi Movsesian, (electronic resource)

Love and its critics : from the Song of Songs to Shakespeare and Milton's Eden, Michael Bryson and Arpi Movsesian, (electronic resource)

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Love and its critics : from the Song of Songs to Shakespeare and Milton's Eden
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Love and its critics
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from the Song of Songs to Shakespeare and Milton's Eden
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Michael Bryson and Arpi Movsesian
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  • eng
  • fro
  • ita
  • fro
  • ita
  • eng
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"This book is a history of love and the challenge love offers to the laws and customs of its times and places, as told through poetry from the Song of Songs to John Milton's Paradise Lost. It is also an account of the critical reception afforded to such literature, and the ways in which criticism has attempted to stifle this challenge. Bryson and Movsesian argue that the poetry they explore celebrates and reinvents the love the troubadour poets of the eleventh and twelfth centuries called fin'amor: love as an end in itself, mutual and freely chosen even in the face of social, religious, or political retribution. Neither eros nor agape, neither exclusively of the body, nor solely of the spirit, this love is a middle path. Alongside this tradition has grown a critical movement that employs a 'hermeneutics of suspicion', in Paul Ricoeur's phrase, to claim that passionate love poetry is not what it seems, and should be properly understood as worship of God, subordination to Empire, or an entanglement with the structures of language itself - in short, the very things it resists. The book engages with some of the seminal literature of the Western canon, including the Bible, the poetry of Ovid, and works by English authors such as William Shakespeare and John Donne, and with criticism that stretches from the earliest readings of the Song of Songs to contemporary academic literature. Lively and enjoyable in its style, it attempts to restore a sense of pleasure to the reading of poetry, and to puncture critical insistence that literature must be outwitted. It will be of value to professional, graduate, and advanced undergraduate scholars of literature, and to the educated general reader interested in treatments of love in poetry throughout history."--
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1964-
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Bryson, Michael
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illustrations
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index present
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Chiefly in English; extracts of texts including Old French and Italian with English translations; quotations in English with original language extracts in footnotes. Some extracts in Hebrew script with English translations
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Movsesian, Arpi
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  • OpenBook Publishers
  • Open Access e-Books
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  • Love poetry
  • Courtly love in literature
  • Courtly love
  • Literature, Medieval
  • Literature
  • Love
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Love and its critics : from the Song of Songs to Shakespeare and Milton's Eden, Michael Bryson and Arpi Movsesian, (electronic resource)
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 513-552) and index
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online resource
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1 online resource (576 pages)
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9781783743513
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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16 colour illustrations.
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(OCoLC)1000538990
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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license (CC BY 4.0). For more detailed information consult the publisher's website.
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Love and its critics : from the Song of Songs to Shakespeare and Milton's Eden, Michael Bryson and Arpi Movsesian, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
EUI authentication allows users to access and download HTML, PDF, XML, ePub and/or Mobi form
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 513-552) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
xb24915543
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (576 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781783743513
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
16 colour illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1000538990
Terms governing use
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license (CC BY 4.0). For more detailed information consult the publisher's website.

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