Wednesday, July 23, 2008

More to the Renaissance

I just realized that I haven't kept up with my series: there's more to the English Renaissance than Shakespeare.  The new poem is in the box at the bottom of this page.

Reading an excellent book on the development of the lyric.  Will post more on that later.

Other than that, watching season 4 of The Wire.  What a combination.

Oh--if you want a great basic anthology of 17th century English poetry, if it's still in print, get Hugh Kenner's edition, Seventeenth Century Poetry: The Schools of Donne and Jonson.  Almost as great as having your hands on Grierson's two volume edition of Donne.  And if you have money to burn, buy Saintsbury's three volume edition of the Caroline Poets.  

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