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Writing after Sidney: The Literary Response to Sir Philip Sidney 1586-1640

Gavin Alexander


Sir Philip Sidney (1554–86), author of the Arcadia, Astrophil and Stella, and The Defence of Poesy, was the Elizabethan writer who had the most immediate influence on his contemporaries and the generation that followed. This book examines the literary response to this major figure through four writers who had an important stake in his afterlife: his sister Mary Sidney, his brother Robert Sidney, his best friend Fulke Greville, and his niece Mary Wroth. At the same time as these authors wrote their own works in response to Sidney they presented his life and writings to the world, and were shape ... More

Keywords: Sidney, Elizabethan, renaissance, imitation, influence, response, afterlife, reception, literary theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199285471
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285471.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gavin Alexander, author
University Lecturer, Faculty of English, University of Cambridge
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