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Robert Southwell: Snow in Arcadia: Redrawing the English Lyric Landscape, 1586-95

Anne R. Sweeney


It has traditionally been held that Robert Southwell's poetry offers a curious view of Elizabethan England from the restricted perspective of a priest-hole. This book takes apart that idea – and the poetry – word by word and discovers layers of new meanings, hidden emblems and sharp critiques of Elizabeth's courtiers, and even of the ageing queen herself. Using the most recent edition of Southwell's poetry and manuscript materials, it addresses both poetry and private writings, including letters and diary material, to give context to the radicalisation of a generation of Southwell's countrymen ... More

Keywords: Robert Southwell, Elizabethan England, radicalisation, Jesuit, artistic debate, Spenser, Sidney, Shakespeare, poetry, holy music

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780719074189
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719074189.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anne R. Sweeney, author