Sidney's Poetic Justice: The Old Arcadia, Its Eclogues, and Renaissance Pastoral Traditions

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Bucknell University Press, 1986 - 277 páginas
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The first book-length study of The Old Arcadia as a Renaissance pastoral romance. Stillman focuses attention on the 27 eclogues that Sidney sets within his prose narrative.

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Justice Contentment and the Idle Life
19
Pastoralism and Generic Definition
47
As Critic and Poet Sidney Defines Pastoral
64
From Prose to Poetry
81
Book One The Divided Mind
98
Book Two The Consequences of the Divided Mind
117
Book Three Contentment and Justice
133
Book Four Discontentation and Injustice
150
Nature and Art in The Old Arcadia
175
Notes
229
Works Cited
255
Index
268
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