A selection of Spenser's shorter poems which illustrate his unique poetic genius. When Spenser published The Shepherd's Calendar in 1579 it announced the arrival of a rising star in the literary world and the dawn of the Great age of Elizabethan poetry. Although it's dominant theme is pastoral, which had not previously been attenoted in English, it is also political and deals frankly witb the historical currents of spenser's era. Above all, it is a poem of unrequieted love cleverly woven into the passage of the seasons. In ...

Shorter Poems: A Selection 1998, Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ), London

ISBN-13: 9780460876834

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