Classical, Renaissance, and Postmodernist Acts of the Imagination: Essays Commemorating O.B. Hardison, Jr

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O. B. Hardison, Arthur F. Kinney
University of Delaware Press, 1996 - 304 páginas
"This sharply focused collection of essays on poetics and poetry, with special attention to Shakespeare, includes the work of some of the nation's best-known and most respected scholars and authors. All of them are former colleagues of O. B. Hardison, Jr., and their major new essays, written especially for this collection, center on his interests: Aristotle and classical poetics, Petrarch and Italian poetics, the English Renaissance, especially Shakespeare and Milton, and postmodernist work in theory, literature, and science."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Preface
7
PAUL TRACHTMAN
15
Aristotle and the Future of Tragedy
31
The Paradigm Shifts
40
How Words after speech
47
Poetic
58
The Gift A Life of Lorenzo
76
Justice and Renaissance Poetics
91
The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet
177
Begot of nothing? Dreams and Imagination in Romeo
195
Theme and Action in Measure
211
Miltons Eve and the
222
Rhymes and Reasons
236
The Splendor of Truth
257
Reflections of O B Hardison Jr
266
The Creative Brain
278

The Public Turn
105
Sidney Shakespeare and the Fallen Poet
116
Shakespearean Imaginations of the Other
132
Finding a Text Finding a Play
151
Invisible Evolution in the Works of O B Hardison Jr
288
Selected Works by O B Hardison Jr
294
Contributors
300
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