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A Defence of Poetry (edition 1971)

by Sir Philip Sidney, J. A. van Dorsten (Editor)

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Title:A Defence of Poetry
Authors:Sir Philip Sidney
Other authors:J. A. van Dorsten (Editor)
Info:Oxford University Press, USA (1971), Paperback, 112 pages
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His argument is still relevant, his prose and wit a delight. ( )
  ostrom | Dec 6, 2007 |
Sidney, Philip. A Defense of Poetry. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1966.
  BrianDewey | Jul 30, 2007 |
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Often seen as a key to understanding Elizabethan poetry, Sidney's persuasive treatise follows the rules of rhetoric in presenting evidence of the virtues of poetry. Sidney argues with wit and irony that poetry is the art, which best teaches what is good and true. This seems a fitting argument for this prominent experimental poet who himself is said to have represented 'life and action good and great'.

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