Humanism and Style: Essays on Erasmus and More

Humanism and Style: Essays on Erasmus and More

By: Clarence H. Miller (author)Hardback

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Clarence Miller's Humanism and Style: Essays on Erasmus and Thomas More provides an illuminating and circumstantial engagement with the works of two great humanists. Miller's essays cover a complex terrain that includes the rhetorical functions of stylistic shifts, the deployment of proverbial wisdom, engagement with ancient texts in an early modern setting, and the challenges of maintaining a stance of faith in a world always muddied in its history.

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Clarence H. Miller was the Dorothy Orthwein Professor in the English Department at St. Louis University from 1969 until his retirement in 2000. He was also a visiting professor at the Universities of Wuerzburg, Bochum, and Yale. Jerry Harp is the author of three books of poems and two scholarly works: Constant Motion: Ongian Hermeneutics and the Shifting Ground of Early Modern Understanding and For Us, What Music? The Life and Poetry of Donald Justice. He teaches at Lewis & Clark College.


Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 1. Styles and Mixed Genres in Erasmus's The Praise of Folly Chapter 3 2. Some Medieval Elements and Structural Unity in Erasmus's The Praise of Folly Chapter 4 3. The Liturgical and Historical Context of Erasmus's Hymns Chapter 5 4. The Logic and Rhetoric of Proverbs in Erasmus's The Praise of Folly Chapter 6 5. The Epigraphs of More and Erasmus: A Literary Diptych Chapter 7 6. Style and Meaning in More's Utopia Hythloday's Sentences and Diction Chapter 8 7. More's Use of Patristic Evidence in the Eucharistic Controversy Chapter 9 8. The Heart of the Final Struggle: More's Commentary on The Agony in the Garden Chapter 10 9.Thomas More, a Man for All Seasons:Robert Bolt's Play and the Elizabethan Play of Sir Thomas More Chapter 11 10. Extraordinary Friends Chapter 12 Notes Chapter 13 Bibliography Chapter 14 Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 12/05/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781611460063
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 150
  • ID: 9781611460063
  • weight: 394
  • ISBN10: 1611460069

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