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Spenserian Satire: A Tradition of Indirection

Rachel E. Hile


This book examines the satirical poetry of Edmund Spenser and argues for his importance as a model and influence for younger poets writing satires in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. The book focuses on reading satirical texts of the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries in relation to one another, with specific attention to the role that Edmund Spenser plays in that literary subsystem. The book connects key Spenserian texts in The Shepheardes Calender and the Complaints volume with poems by a range of authors in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, i ... More

Keywords: Spenser, Edmund, Satire, Nashe, Thomas, Dymoke, Tailboys, Hall, Joseph, Middleton, Thomas, Wither, George, Bedell, William

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780719088087
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719088087.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rachel E. Hile, author
Indiana University Purdue University