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Renaissance Women Poets Penguin ClassicsSocial convention may have prevented Renaissance women writers from openly taking part in the political and religious debates of their day but they found varied and innovative ways to intervene Collecting the work of three great poets Isabella Whitney Mary Sidney and Aemilia Lanyer this volume repositions women writers of the Renaissance by present Should we still accept the idea of 'women writers'That a mainstream publisher like Penguin have issued this 2000 is a sign that Renaissance women writers have become a standard albeit still marginalised part of the canon This is a good anthology which focuses on three very different English women the elite Mary Sidney the 'middle class' Isabella Whitney and the socially unclassifiable Aemilia LanyerAnd yet as Danielle Clark the editor herself states the very fact that these writers are classified as 'women writers' separates them from 'proper' writers and poets implicitly male That position is not helped by the fact that Whitney is not strictly speaking that good a poet; Sidney is represented as a translator of the psalms and one of Petrarch's Triumphs and only Lanyer is shown to be an 'original' poet interesting rather than brilliant So while this volume certainly makes women's poetry accessible at the same time it panders to the idea of women as second rate writersIf Whitney had been located in a volume of popular ballads and 'street poetry' or Sidney in a book of religious poetry or translations of the psalms say we might perhaps get a coherent picture of them in relation to their literary contexts As it is under the label 'Renaissance poets' comparisons will inevitably be made with Sidney Spenser Shakespeare Marlowe Donne who stood head and shoulders above most other writers of the period male or female and these women will thus reconfirm the secondary place of 'female writers'So this is a useful volume to have I'm just not sure that gender is a good category to use for selection and organisation

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FREE PDF Ä BOOK Renaissance Women Poets Penguin Classics ↠ ISABELLA WHITNEY Î Social convention may have prevented Renaissance women writers from openly taking part in the political and religious debates of their day but they found varied and innovative ways to intervene Collecting the work of Ing their poems in the context of their history and culture Whitney's poems offer the only glimpse into her life express a concern for women's lack of social and economic power and powerfully evoke sixteenth century London Sidney produced potent translations of Petrarch's works and the Psalms as well as original verse Lanyer wrote poems that advoca Only read Whitney's poems in this collection

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Te and praise female virtue and Christian piety but reflect a desire for an idealized classless world The strong and original voices of these three women each from different social cultural and historical strata demonstrate the emergence of a new female identity during the Renaissance and broaden the common notions of English Literature's golden ag I especially enjoyed Mary Sidney's Psalms