The Resource Southwell's sphere : the influence of England's secret poet, Gary M. Bouchard

Southwell's sphere : the influence of England's secret poet, Gary M. Bouchard

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Southwell's sphere : the influence of England's secret poet
Title
Southwell's sphere
Title remainder
the influence of England's secret poet
Statement of responsibility
Gary M. Bouchard
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Once feared by Queen Elizabeth I and admired by William Shakespeare, Robert Southwell, s.j. (1561-1595), clings today to a thinning canonical presence in English literature among a sphere of other writers incongruously called the metaphysical poets. Southwell's Sphere lifts this sixteenth century Jesuit priest and prolific writer from the obscurity in which he too often resides and places him instead at the center of a sphere of English poets upon whom his life and works exerted an observable influence. As he weaved his religious content into the familiar loom of Elizabethan form and style, this young missionary priest was seeking not just to catechize those whom he regarded as the faithful and the fallen, but to intentionally reform the verse of his native England. Remarkably, during his brief six-year mission, he actually managed in many respects to do so. Surviving for six years by successfully navigating and fostering a complicated underground Catholic network in and around London before being captured, tortured and imprisoned, Southwell was brought to trial and executed at Tyburn at age 33. He therefore never knew most of the "skillfuller wits" that he called upon to direct their poetic skills to the service of God. And like the marks upon his tortured body, the poetic marks of influence that his work left upon individual writers of this era were in many cases deliberately concealed. Southwell's Sphere seeks to rediscover those marks and offer the reader a renewed appreciation for this subverted and subverting literary force in Early Modern England"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bouchard, Gary M.
Dewey number
821/.3
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2349.S5
LC item number
Z56 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Southwell, Robert
  • Southwell, Robert
  • Southwell, Robert
  • English poetry
  • Christian poetry, English
  • Christianity and literature
  • Catholics
  • Catholics in literature
  • RELIGION / History
  • RELIGION / Christianity / Literature & the Arts
  • Catholics in literature
  • Catholics
  • Christian poetry, English
  • Christianity and literature
  • English poetry
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • England
Label
Southwell's sphere : the influence of England's secret poet, Gary M. Bouchard
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781587318221
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016012545
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)908990298
  • (OCoLC)ybp12422085
Label
Southwell's sphere : the influence of England's secret poet, Gary M. Bouchard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781587318221
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016012545
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)908990298
  • (OCoLC)ybp12422085

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