New PDF release: Ashgate Critical Essays on Women Writers in England,

By Margaret P. Hannay

Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke, was once well known in her personal time for her metrical translation of biblical Psalms, numerous unique poems, translations from French and Italian, and her literary patronage. William Shakespeare used her Antonius as a resource, Edmund Spenser celebrated her unique poems, John Donne praised her Psalmes, and girl Mary Wroth and Aemilia Lanyer depicted her as an exemplary poet. Arguably the 1st Englishwoman to be celebrated as a literary determine, she has additionally attracted huge sleek recognition, together with greater than 2 hundred severe experiences. This quantity bargains a quick creation to her existence and an intensive evaluation of the severe reception of her works, reprints probably the most crucial and least available essays approximately her lifestyles and writings, and encompasses a complete bibliography.

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