The Penguin Book of Renaissance Verse: 1509-1659 Paperback – Sep 1 1993
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About the Author
David Norbrook is a Fellow and Tutor in English at Magdalen College, Oxford and Lecturer in English at the University of Oxford. He is the author of Poetry and Politics in the English Renaissance (Routledge, 1984).
H. R. Woudhuysen is a lecturer in the Department of English at University College London. He has edited Samuel Johnson on Shakespeare for the New Penguin Shakespeare Library.
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One true gem in this anthology, not found in all, is Sir Walter Ralegh's "The 21th: and last booke of the Ocean to Scinthia." I think this is one of the great poems of the period, yet, because it was discovered somewhat more recently, it's not yet nearly as well know as it should be.
I understand one reviewer's concern that perhaps an organization by author might have been easier to fathom, but the organization by theme makes sense to me, too, and they are the key themes of the period, and no matter, the contents and indexing are so good that it is easy to find any poem in the book for whatever reason one wants to read it. I've been reading in and through and around the book for a year now, and I love it.
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