I’m planning a live launch of A Purgatory of Misery next month. I created a Facebook event and have been putting up daily posts about Irish history. 305 more words
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Spenser says in his letter to Raleigh that Prince Arthur represents magnificence, the virtue that is (according to Aristotle) “the perfection of all the rest.” Another word for magnificence is magnanimity, which Sir Thomas Elyot described as “the garment of virtue.” 82 more words
I presented this short summary of my thesis yesterday at a grad symposium at my university.
In his letter to Raleigh, Spenser said that his goal for the poem was to “fashion a gentleman or noble person in vertuous and gentle discipline.” This isn’t an unusual goal for a poet, especially in that time – think of Philip Sidney’s dictum that the goal of poetry is to teach and to delight. 1,254 more words