Shakespeare, Spenser, and the Crisis in Ireland

Shakespeare, Spenser, and the Crisis in Ireland

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Cambridge Univ Pr
A study of the literary representation of Ireland in English Renaissance writing.
Christopher Highley's book explores the most serious crisis the Elizabethan regime faced: its attempts to subdue and colonize the native Irish. Through a range of literary representations from Shakespeare and Spenser, and contemporaries such as John Hooker, John Derricke, George Peele and Thomas Churchyard he shows how these writers produced a complex discourse about Ireland that cannot be reduced to a simple ethnic opposition. Highley argues that the confrontation between an English imperial presence and a Gaelic "other" was a profound factor in the definition of an English poetic self.

Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997
ISBN: 9780585000572
0585000573
0521581990
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 246 p.) : ill

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