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Resisting Allegory: Interpretive Delirium in Spenser's Faerie Queene

Harry Berger and David Lee Miller


Resisting Allegory gathers essays from the final two decades of Harry Berger, Jr.’s lifelong engagement with Spenser’s great poem The Faerie Queene, making clear the scope and coherence of the critical vision elaborated in a series of seminal and still-challenging critical arguments. Spenser’s great poem provides the occasion for a searching and comprehensive interdisciplinary exploration of reading practices—those the author advocates as well as those he adapts or criticizes in entertaining a wide range of critical arguments with his celebrated combination of intellectual generosity and rigor ... More

Keywords: allegory, close reading, critical methods, The Faerie Queene, Spenser, theory of criticism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780823285631
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823285631.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Harry Berger, author
University of California, Santa Cruz

David Lee Miller, editor