Skepticism in Early Modern English Literature

The Problems and Pleasures of Doubt
Cambridge University Press
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  • Hardcover
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  • 300 Seiten
978-1-108-84266-2 (ISBN)
Skeptical doubt - a foundation of modernity - inspired the burst of artistic creativity illuminating the age of Shakespeare. Literary and philosophical innovation flourished when writers like Spenser, Shakespeare, Donne, Cavendish, Marvell and Milton channeled their skeptical questions and doubts, forever changing the face of English literature.
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  • Großbritannien
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Anita Gilman Sherman is Associate Professor of Literature at American University, Washington, DC. She is the author of Skepticism and Memory in Shakespeare and Donne (2007) and has published articles on Montaigne, Garcilaso de la Vega, Thomas Heywood, W. G. Sebald, and others.
Introduction. Secularizing Skepticism?; 1. Visionary Interrupted: Spenser's Skeptical Artwork, 2. Fantasies of Private Language: Shakespeare's 'The Phoenix and Turtle' and Donne's 'The Ecstasy'; 3. Conformity/Neutrality in Lord Herbert of Cherbury; 4. The Skeptical Fancies of Margaret Cavendish: Reoccupation; 5. The Enchantments of Andrew Marvell: Skepticism and Taste; Afterword. Experience in Crisis: Milton's Samson Agonistes.

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