See the Virgin Blest

The Virgin Mary in English Poetry

  • Authors
  • Barry¬†Spurr

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Barry Spurr
    Pages 3-48
  3. Barry Spurr
    Pages 49-80
  4. Barry Spurr
    Pages 81-122
  5. Barry Spurr
    Pages 123-166
  6. Barry Spurr
    Pages 167-196
  7. Barry Spurr
    Pages 197-218
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 219-243

About this book


This is a fascinating literary-critical study of the ways the Virgin Mary has been presented in English poetry, from the later Middle Ages to today. It includes several focused studies on a particular poet and his/her representation of the Virgin, blending historical, theological and cultural issues with the dominant literary-critical approach.


Middle Ages poem poet poetry Renaissance Romanticism

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