God's Courtier: Configuring a Different Grace in George Herbert's Temple pdf epub fb2

God's Courtier: Configuring a Different Grace in George Herbert's Temple by Marion White Singleton pdf epub fb2

God's Courtier: Configuring a Different Grace in George Herbert's Temple Author: Marion White Singleton
Title: God's Courtier: Configuring a Different Grace in George Herbert's Temple
ISBN: 052133473X
ISBN13: 978-0521334730
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Pages: 272 pages
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (January 29, 1988)
Language: English
Category: Literature & Fiction
Size PDF version: 1254 kb
Size EPUB version: 1486 kb
Subcategory: History & Criticism




George Herbert is regarded as a metaphysical and at times a solely religious poet. In this book, Marion Singleton focuses on the relation between Herbert's poetry and the cultural background of his life. Singleton examines the style, structure and thematic basis of The Temple in the context of the Renaissance ideal of aristocratic courtliness. She provides a detailed study of Herbert's association with the literary tradition of the courtier and his strategic use of it in The Temple. God's Courtier touches upon issues of relevance not only to its nominal subject but also to the courtier poet tradition in general. Thus, it will interest literary historians as well as scholars of sixteenth- and seventeenth- century literature.