Overview:England's Helicon: Fountains in Early Modern Literature and Culture - England's Helicon is about one of the most important features of early modern gardens: the fountain. It is also a detailed study of works by Philip Sidney, Edmund Spenser, and Ben Jonson, and of an influential Italian romance, the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili. Fountains were 'strong points' in the iconography and structure of gardens, symbolically loaded and interpretatively dense, soliciting the most active engagement possible from those who encountered them. These qualities are registered and explored in their literary counterparts.England's Helicon is not a simple motif study of fountains in English Renaissance literature: it is, rather, an investigation of how each might work; of how literary fountains both inform and are informed by real fountains in early modern literature and culture. While its main focus remains the literature of the late sixteenth century, England's Helicon recognises that intertextuality and influence can be material as well as literary. It demonstrates that the 'missing piece' needed to make sense of a passage in a play, a poem, or a prose romance could be a fountain, a conduit, a well, or a reflecting pool, in general or even in a specific, known garden; it also considers portraits, textiles, jewellery, and other artefacts depicting fountains.Early modern English gardens and fountains are almost all lost, but to approach them through literary texts and objects is often to recover them in new ways. This is the double project that England's Helicon undertakes; in so doing, it offers a new model for the exploration of the interconnectedness of texts, images, objects and landscapes in early modern literature and culture.
This book is on page /a06b960ac9dc90216ed4e00b41bc8290/book/1603726357-9780199230785. It was written by the following authors: Hester Lees-Jeffries. Book England's Helicon: Fountains in Early Modern Literature and Culture, which can be read online, published by the company: Oxford University Press. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Photography, Drama, Poetry, Criticism, Art, Fashion. The book was published on 2007-11-01. It has 344 pages and is published in Hardback format and weight 711 g. File for download England's Helicon: Fountains in Early Modern Literature and Culture has PDF format and is called englands-helicon-fountains-in-early-modern-literature-and-culture.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our topcanal.eu site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.
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