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Author Targoff, Ramie.

Title Posthumous Love : Eros and the Afterlife in Renaissance England / Ramie Targoff
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (258 pages)
Contents Acknowledgments; Introduction: Burying Love; 1. Love after Death in the Protestant Church; 2. Banishing Death: Wyatt's Petrarchan Poems; 3. Dead Ends: The Elizabethan Sonnet; 4. The Capulet Tomb; 5. The Afterlife of Renaissance Sonnets; 6. Carpe Diem; Conclusion. Limit Cases: Henry King and John Milton; Epilogue: "An Arundel Tomb"; Notes; Index
Summary For Dante and Petrarch, posthumous love was a powerful conviction. Like many of their contemporaries, both poets envisioned their encounters with their beloved in heaven-Dante with Beatrice, Petrarch with Laura. But as Ramie Targoff reveals in this elegant study, English love poetry of the Renaissance brought a startling reversal of this tradition: human love became definitively mortal. Exploring the boundaries that Renaissance English poets drew between earthly and heavenly existence, Targoff seeks to understand this shift and its consequences for English poetry
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Immortality in literature.
Love in literature.
Love poetry, English -- History and criticism -- 16th century
Love poetry, English -- History and criticism -- 17th century
Renaissance -- England.
Immortality in literature.
Jenseits Motiv
Liebe Motiv
Love in literature.
Love poetry, English.
POETRY -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
Unsterblichkeit Motiv
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 022611046X