English Funerary Elegy in the Seventeenth Century

Laws in Mourning
Author(s): 
Brady, Andrea
ISBN: 
140394105X
Date published: 
May 2006
Hardback
Price: 
£45.00
Pages: 
256

Examining the funerary elegy in the context of early modern funerary ritual, this book also analyzes the political, aesthetic, moral and religious developments in the period 1606-1660 and discusses the works of Donne, Jonson, Milton and early modern women's writing. Brady discusses both death and the body in Early Modern Literature (both of which are of perennial interest), combining Literary Theory, social and cultural History, Psychology and - unlike any other work on elegy - Anthropology to produce exciting and original readings of neglected source material.