Renaiss. Q. volume 72, issue 1, P394-396 2019 DOI: 10.1017/rqx.2018.110 View full text
Jeff Dolven

Abstract: sense of the way that the Order for the Burial of the Dead failed to create necessary conditions for mourning and consolation. Gibbons argues that Spenser ultimately sees poetry as a communal and "para-liturgical" way to engage in communal forms of mourning and consolation that were no longer provided by liturgy itself (120). Chapter 3 suggests that Southwell's poetry covertly undermines the attitudes toward predestination and salvation inherent in the Order for the Burial of the Dead that provided the foundat…

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