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'The New Poet'Novelty and Tradition in Spenser's Complaints$
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Richard Danson Brown

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780853238034

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846313660

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Poetry's ‘liuing tongue’ in The Teares of the Muses

Poetry's ‘liuing tongue’ in The Teares of the Muses

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(p.133) Chapter Four Poetry's ‘liuing tongue’ in The Teares of the Muses
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'The New Poet'
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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846313660.006

This chapter examines The Teares of the Muses, which continues The Ruines of Time's debate between humanism and Christianity, but in a context of cultural change which puts both humanist and Christian ideas under pressure, and envisages that the poetry represented by the complaining Muses may not recover its diminished prestige. The chapter hopes to enfranchise the poem from its lowly position in the Spenser canon, and present it as a central constituent of the poetic innovation embodied in the Complaints volume.

Keywords:   Edmund Spenser, humanism, Christianity, cultural change, poetry

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