The Sky in Early Modern English Literature (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
111
Utgivningsdatum
2011-05-06
Förlag
Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Illustratör/Fotograf
25 schwarz-weiße Abbildungen
Illustrationer
1 black & white tables, biography
Dimensioner
234 x 158 x 19 mm
Vikt
362 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
52:B&W 6.14 x 9.21in or 234 x 156mm (Royal 8vo) Case Laminate on White w/Gloss Lam
ISBN
9781441978134

The Sky in Early Modern English Literature

Celestial Events and Allusions in the Time of William Shakespeare

Inbunden, Engelska, 2011-05-06
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Astronomy is not just a subject unto itself. We all look at the sky, and it has always been a fertile source of guidance and inspiration in art, music, and literature. This book explores the sky's appearances in music and art, but focuses most on the sky's enormous presence in early modern English literature. The author concentrates on William Shakespeare, whose references to the sky far exceed the combined total of all his contemporaries. Venturing into the historical context of these references, the book teaches about the Supernovae of 1572 and 1604, the abundant comets of this period, eclipses, astrology and its relation to the night sky at the time, and the early years of the telescope and how the literature of the time relates to it. This book promises to open doors between two great fields of study by inspiring readers to look for their own connections between astronomy and literature, and by helping them to enjoy the night sky itself more completely.
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Abstract.- Preface.- General Introduction.- Chapter One: The Stella Novae of 1572 and 1604.- Chapter Two: Comets and Meteors: A Rich Harvest from 1573 to 1607.- Chapter Three: These Late Eclipses.- Chapter Four: Of Signs and Seasons.- Chapter Five: The Telescope in Early Modern English Literature.- Appendix: A Selection of References to the Sky in Writings from 1572 to 1620.- Postscript.- Works cited.