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Updated 09/30/23

Penguin Classics: Renaissance Women Poets—Whitney, Sidney, and Lanyer



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Paperback edition. In GOOD CONDITION with only minor shelf wear. Ready to celebrate Women’s History Month? Or celebrate important women who contributed much to poetry and prose? Then this book will become a cherished selection in your library. Overview: Social convention may have prevented Renaissance women writers from openly taking part in the political and religious debates of their day, but they found varied and innovative ways to intervene. Collecting the work of three great poets-Isabella Whitney, Mary Sidney, and Aemilia Lanyer-this volume repositions women writers of the Renaissance by presenting their poems in the context of their history and culture. Whitney's poems offer the only glimpse into her life, express a concern for women's lack of social and economic power, and powerfully evoke sixteenth-century London. Sidney produced potent translations of Petrarch's works and the Psalms, as well as original verse. Lanyer wrote poems that advocate and praise female virtue…

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