© 1994

Edmund Spenser

A Literary Life


Part of the Macmillan Literary Lives book series (LL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Gary Waller
    Pages 1-40
  3. Gary Waller
    Pages 41-71
  4. Gary Waller
    Pages 72-94
  5. Gary Waller
    Pages 160-187
  6. Gary Waller
    Pages 188-197
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 198-211

About this book


Gary Waller surveys Spenser's career in terms of the material conditions of its production - the often overlooked material factors of race, gender, class, agency - and the resonant 'places' which influenced his career - court, church, nation, colony. The book includes an original account of the gender politics of Spenser's work and his difficult position between Ireland and England, the 'homes' about which he held ambivalent feelings. Waller also discusses the 'place' the biographer occupies in writing a literary life.


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  1. 1.University of HartfordUSA

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