Philip Sidney Katherine Duncan-Jones
The Major Works: Including Astrophil and Stella
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The Major Works: Including Astrophil and Stella Philip Sidney Katherine Duncan-Jones This authoritative edition brings together a unique combination of Sidney s poetry and prose all the major writing, complemented by letters and elegies that reveals the essence of his work and thinking Born in 1554, Sir Philip Sidney was hailed as the perfect Renaissance patron, soldier, lover, and courtier, but it was only after his untimely death at the age of thirty This authoritative edition brings together a unique combination of Sidney s poetry and prose all the major writing, complemented by letters and elegies that reveals the essence of his work and thinking Born in 1554, Sir Philip Sidney was hailed as the perfect Renaissance patron, soldier, lover, and courtier, but it was only after his untimely death at the age of thirty one that his literary accomplishments were truly recognized This collection ranges widely through Sidney s works than any previous volume and includes substantial parts of both versions of the Arcadia, The Defence of Poesy and the whole of the sonnet sequence Astrophil and Stella Supplementary texts, such as his letters and the numerous elegies which appeared after his death, help to illustrate the whole spectrum of his achievements, and the admiration he inspired in his contemporaries About the Series For over 100 years Oxford World s Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe Each affordable volume reflects Oxford s commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up to date bibliographies for further study, and much .. The Major Works Including Astrophil and Stella This authoritative edition brings together a unique combination of Sidney s poetry and prose all the major writing complemented by letters and elegies that reveals the essence of his work and thinkin
  • Title: The Major Works: Including Astrophil and Stella
  • Author: Philip Sidney Katherine Duncan-Jones
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  • Page: 349
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    1. Alan says:

      My Ph.D thesis, This Critical Age, showed how poetic criticism was not prose until Dryden Before, especially in the sonnet tradition, and here in Sidney s Astrophil, the poems criticize other poets and poems Some lovers speak, when they their Muses entertain,Of hopes begot by fear, of wot not what desires,Of force of heavenly beams, infusing hellish pain,Of living deaths, dear wounds, fair storms and freezing fires VI Sidney here taught Shakespeare compare this to My Mistress eyes are nothing li [...]

    2. Brian Willis says:

      Though Sir Philip Sidney is usually banished to the nether regions of Renaissance poetry or worser still, confined to an obligatory sonnet in anthologies, those who love the flourishing of poetry in the English Renaissance know of Sidney and his achievements Like too many poets, cut short at the young age of 31, we often wonder what might have been Nonetheless, Sidney left behind a number of remarkable, original sonnets, included in this volume, as well as the extraordinary sonnet sequence Astro [...]

    3. . says:

      I intermittently read specific poems and essays from this collection of The Major Works by Sir Philip Sydney over the course of a few weeks Like other Renaissance literature I have read, it elicited mixed feelings in me Astrophil and Stella is by far the most intriguing piece in this collection It is an English sonnet sequence comprised of 108 sonnets and 11 songs which is routinely hailed by critics and scholars alike as being the crowning achievement of Sydney s tragically short life he died a [...]

    4. Amanda says:

      Not sure how I d feel if the bloke I was once engaged to wrote me 108 sonnets and 11 songs just before he went and married someone else And kept calling me Stella Seriously though, the range of themes and topics is stunning and the descriptions are beautifully realised One to take your time over so maybe on you 100 books to read before list

    5. Greg says:

      One of the premier English Renaissance poets, Sidney left behind a wealth of material unknowingly written during his short life His Defence of Poesy is an early and essential essay on poetry in general My favorite selections are as follows Certain SonnetsISince, shunning pain, I ease can never find Since bashful dread seeks where he knows me harmed Since will is won, and stopped ears are charmed Since force doth faint, and sight doth make me blind Since loosing long, the faster still I bind Sinc [...]

    6. Liam Guilar says:

      A good selection of Sidney s work Who Given the quality of writing in English produced towards the later part of Elizabeth 1 s reign, it s easy to forget how little of interest was being written at the start of it For Sidney and his generation there were two pressing problems was writing poetry or fiction the two are included in his term poesy an activity that could be taken seriously and indulged in by an educated adult, or just a frivolous activity of the school and the bed room, and if it wer [...]

    7. Richard says:

      The heart of this collection of Sidney s major works is, of course, Astrophil and Stella, a brilliant exploration of the emotional and psychological progress not only only of a love affair, but also of the writing of a love affair, that encompasses many of the philosophical and literary concerns of its day most prominently, the conflict between romantic sexual and Platonic love while feeling remarkably modern something akin to a novel in verse Also to be found here is the complete text of The De [...]

    8. Roman Clodia says:

      Philip Sidney, nephew of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester and Elizabeth s favourite has become for us, as for at least some of his contemporaries, the epitome of the Renaissance courtier However he is a far complex and ambiguous figure than that see, for example, the excellent Stewart biography Sir Philip Sidney A Double Life This excellent collection, edited and introduced by Duncan Jones, herself a renowned Sidneian, is a superb introduction to the contradictions of this immensely intelligent [...]

    9. Ashley says:

      Sidney s Apology for Poetry A bunch of awesome stuff said in the most boring and overly long prose imaginable If you have the patience to sift through it for the main points, you ll be rewarded, but not many people have that sort of patience.The last line is awesome, though Basically, he s all and I m paraphrasing here For those of you who don t like fiction and poetry and think it worthless and harmful, I m not going to pick a fight with you or anything, but I hope you fall in love a shit ton b [...]

    10. Jesse says:

      Sidney is a severely underrated poet for I would fain know where Spenser and Shakespeare are as profound as Sidney is in his Arcadia poems It is tempting to say that Arcadia is almost the greatest work of the Elizabethan Age Who realizes the classical ideal as fully as Sidney in the Arcadia poems Sidney is truly a master of forms, and practically the originator of the Spenserian stanza, but instead of his unbelievable and exhilarating Arcadia poems, the critical focus tends to shine on his Astro [...]

    11. Edward Butler says:

      This review is really only on Astrophil and Stella I haven t read the rest of the book and don t know when I might I don t like reading anything that has been abridged, and so I deliberately avoided the selections in this volume from Sidney s Arcadia, which is his other major work Astrophil and Stella is a sonnet sequence dedicated to Sidney s illicit longings for a certain married lady It is psychologically penetrating, but also a virtuoso experimental work in which Sidney comments on the liter [...]

    12. Karine says:

      I chose to write my essay on this so I must have liked it Right Well, I did like it, and I thought it was very well written Astrophil and Stella, that is but the only issue I had with it was that it was too long WAY too long Apart from that it was actually surprisingly easy to read and write about, and I enjoyed the piece as a whole Not bad, Sidney, not bad.

    13. Marie-Louise says:

      Ok, so this was on my reading list for uni Astrophil Stella and The Defence of Poesy Astophil and Stella was very enjoyable I cannot express truly enough my adoration of the Eighth Song which I could read over and over until it is so etched on my memory However, The Defence of Poesy left me with little to desire which is why I can only give this three stars.

    14. Diana says:

      Yet another read for Literature class This will never be one of my favorites, Sidney s work bores me to tears.

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