The Collected Poems of Christopher Marlowe

The Collected Poems of Christopher Marlowe

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Christopher Marlowe, famous today as an inventor of both modern English drama and modern English poetry, is considered to be Renaissance England's first great poet-playwright. This volume presents Marlowe's achievement as a poet within the context of his dramatic career. In addition to Marlowe's own extant poems, Ovid's Elegies, The Passionate Shepherd to His Love, Lucan's first book, Hero and Leander, and a Latin epitaph on the jurist Sir Roger Manwood, this volume includes ancillary works by other writers such as Davies' Epigrams, versions of The Passionate Shepherd, and several response poems. By presenting Marlowe's poems in dialogue with works by other poets, editors Cheney and Striar demonstrate how Marlowe's intertextual relations constitute a visible form of his poetic signature. This volume presents Marlowe's poems not as an isolated series of works scattered through Elizabethan England's manuscript and print culture, but as a set of poems collaboratively produced in that culture that have influenced and impacted future works.show more

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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.1 x 25.4mm | 430.92g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Annotated
  • 0195147774
  • 9780195147773
  • 932,944

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Excellent edition... Adam Smyth, Times Literary Supplement It is hard to imagine a better teaching text Adam Smyth, Times Literary Supplementshow more

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INTRODUCTION: AUTHORSHIP IN MARLOWE'S POEMS, PATRICK CHENEY ; The Edition ; Marlowe as an Elizabethan Poet ; Davies's Epigrams ; "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love" ; Chapman's Continuation ; Petowe's Continuation ; The Manwood Epitaph ; The Dedicatory Epistle to Mary Sidney Herbert ; A NOTE ON MARLOWE AND TRANSLATION, BRIAN J. STRIAR ; READING LIST ; NOTE ON THE TEXT ; MARLOWE'S POEMS ; Sir John Davies, Epigrams ; "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love" ; From England's Helicon (1600) ; From The Passionate Pilgrim (1599) ; Sir Walter Raleigh, "The Nymph's Reply" ; Anonymous, "Another of the Same Nature, Made Since" ; John Donne, "The Bait" ; From Marlowe, The Jew of Malta (4.2.99-109) ; From William Shakespeare, The Merry Wives of Windsor (3.1.8-35) ; J. Paulin, "Love's Contentment" ; Robert Herrick, "To Phillis to love, and live with him" ; LUCAN'S FIRST BOOK ; HERO AND LEANDER ; George Chapman, Continuation of Hero and Leander ; Henry Petowe, The Second Part of Hero and Leander, Containing their Further Fortunes ; EPITAPH ON SIR ROGER MANWOOD ; "ON THE DEATH OF THE MOST HONORABLE MAN ROGER MANWOOD, THE MILITARY ATTORNEY AND BARON OF THE QUEEN'S EXCHEQUER," TRANSLATED BY BRIAN J. STRIAR ; THE DEDICATORY EPISTLE TO MARY SIDNEY HERBERT ; "To the Most Illustrious Woman, adorned with all gifts of mind and body, Mary, Countess of Pembroke," translated by Brian J. Striar ; INDEXshow more

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