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Excess and the mean in early modern English literature, Joshua Scodel

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Excess and the mean in early modern English literature
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Excess and the mean in early modern English literature
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Joshua Scodel
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eng
Summary
This book examines how English writers from the Elizabethan period to the Restoration transformed and contested the ancient ideal of the virtuous mean. As early modern authors learned at grammar school and university, Aristotle and other classical thinkers praised "golden means" balanced between extremes: courage, for example, as opposed to cowardice or recklessness. By uncovering the enormous variety of English responses to this ethical doctrine, Joshua Scodel revises our understanding of the vital interaction between classical thought and early modern literary culture. --From publisher's description
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Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Excess and the mean in early modern English literature, Joshua Scodel
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Excess and the mean in early modern English literature, Joshua Scodel
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt7szfg
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-352) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: ancient paradigms in modern conflicts -- pt. 1. Two early modern revisions of the mean -- 1. Donne and the personal mean -- 2. "Mediocrities" and "extremities": Baconian flexibility and the Aristotelian mean -- pt. 2. Means and extremes in early modern Georgic -- 3. Moderation, temperate climate, and national ethos from Spenser to Milton -- 4. Concord, conquest, and commerce from Spenser to Cowley -- pt. 3. Erotic excess and early modern social conflicts -- 5. Passionate extremes and noble natures from Elizabethan to Caroline literature -- 6. Erotic excess versus interest in mid- to late-seventeenth-century literature -- pt. 4. Moderation and excess in the seveneteenth-century symposiastic lyric -- 7. Drinking and the politics of poetic identity from Jonson to Herrick -- 8. Drinking and cultural conflict from Lovelace to Rochester -- pt. 5. Reimagining moderation: the Miltonic example -- 9. Paradise lost, pleasurable restraint, and the mean of self-respect -- Postscript: sublime excess, dull moderation, and contemporary ambivalence
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1 online resource (viii, 367 pages).
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online
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9780691090283
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
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