- Title Pages
- Introduction ‘Subject unto chaunge’: Spenser's <i>Complaints</i> and the New Poetry
- Chapter One ‘Clowdie teares’: Poetic and Doctrinal Tensions in <i>Virgil's Gnat</i>
- Chapter Two Forming the ‘first Garland of Free Poësie’ in France and England, 1558–91
- Chapter Three A ‘goodlie bridge’ between the Old and the New: the transformation of complaint in <i>The Ruines of Time</i>
- Chapter Four Poetry's ‘liuing tongue’ in <i>The Teares of the Muses</i>
- Chapter Five Cracking the Nut? <i>Mother Hubberds Tale</i>'s Attack on Traditional Notions of Poetic Value
- Chapter Six ‘Excellent device and wondrous slight’: <i>Muiopotmos</i> and <i>Complaints'</i> Poetics
- Chapter Seven The New Poetry beyond the <i>Complaints</i>
- Appendix Urania-Astraea and ‘<i>Divine Elisa</i>’ in <i>The Teares of the Muses</i> (ll.527–88)
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- Secondary Texts
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