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Author Smid, Deanna, author.

Title The imagination in early modern English literature / by Deanna Smid
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill / Rodopi, 2017


Description 1 online resource (210 pages)
Series Costerus New Series ; volume 221
Costerus ; new ser., v. 221.
Contents Introduction -- The imagination defined -- The imagination embodied: brain, body, and Thomas Nashe's The unfortunate traveller -- The imagination gendered: pregnancy and creation in William Shakespeare's The winter's tale -- The imagination restrained: fantasy and reality in Richard Brome's The antipodes -- The imagination creative: Francis Quarles pictures the world in Emblemes -- Conclusion: the imagination ... historicized?
Summary "In The Imagination in Early Modern English Literature, Deanna Smid presents a literary, historical account of imagination in early modern English literature, paying special attention to its effects on the body, to its influence on women, to its restraint by reason, and to its ability to create novelty. An early modern definition of imagination emerges in the work of Robert Burton, Francis Bacon, Edward Reynolds, and Margaret Cavendish. Smid explores a variety of literary texts, from Thomas Nashe's The Unfortunate Traveler to Francis Quarles's Emblems, to demonstrate the literary consequences of the early modern imagination. Imagining Minds insists that, if we are to call an early modern text "imaginative," we must recognize the unique characteristics of early modern English imagination, in all its complexity"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on June 10, 2020)
Subject Nash, Thomas, 1567-1601. Unfortunate traveller.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Winter's tale.
Brome, Richard, -1652? Antipodes
Quarles, Francis, 1592-1644. Emblemes.
SUBJECT Unfortunate traveller (Nash, Thomas) fast
Emblemes (Quarles, Francis) fast
Winter's tale (Shakespeare, William) fast
Subject English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism
Imagination in literature.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
English literature -- Early modern
Imagination in literature
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2017034888
ISBN 9789004344044