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Literature, Politics and Society in the Later Middle Ages and Renaissance: Occasions for Writing
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from Four Courts Pr Ltd (May 31, 2010); titled "Occasions for Writing: Essays on Medieval and Renaissance Literature, Politics and Society"
9781846821790 | details & prices | 272 pages | 6.50 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $74.50
About: In 1974, in an introduction to Ben Jonson's poetry, Thom Gunn wrote: 'all poetry is occasional: whether the occasion is an external event like a birthday or a declaration of war, whether it is an occasion of the imagination, or whether it is in some sort a combination of the two'.