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'The New Poet': Novelty and Tradition in Spenser's Complaints

Richard Danson Brown

Abstract

This study deals with a neglected collection of poems by Spenser, which was issued in 1591 at the height of his career. While there has been a good deal written in recent years on two of the poems in the collection, ‘Mother Hubberd's Tale’ and ‘Muiopotmos’, this book addresses the collection in its entirety. The poems should be seen as a planned whole with a consistent design on the reader: this book fully acknowledges, and even brings out further, the heterogeneity of the collection, but it examines it nevertheless as a sustained reflection on the nature of poetry and the auspices for writing ... More

Keywords: Spenser, Mother Hubberd's Tale, Muiopotmos, planned whole, heterogeneity, sustained reflection, nature of poetry, auspices for writing, Complaints, literary tradition

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780853238034
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846313660

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Danson Brown, author