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Author:
Katherine Duncan-Jones
ISBN13:
978-0300050998
ISBN:
0300050992
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Yale Univ Pr; First Edition (US) First Printing edition (October 1, 1991)
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Duncan-Jones's literary biography, drawing liberally from his letters, does him justice My only disappointments with the book are that Duncan-Jones hardly deals at all with Sidney's sister Mary, an interesting person in her own right and crucial to Sidney's life an. .

Duncan-Jones's literary biography, drawing liberally from his letters, does him justice. My only disappointments with the book are that Duncan-Jones hardly deals at all with Sidney's sister Mary, an interesting person in her own right and crucial to Sidney's life and after-life; and the decision not to talk about the funeral and the fate of Leicester and the Netherlands afterwards. She wittily displays the long visual portrayal of the funeral along the end pages of the book, but some accompanying text would have been nice.

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Duncan-Jones was born on 13 May 1941 to the philosopher Austin Duncan-Jones and the literary scholar Elsie Duncan-Jones (née Phare). Yale University Press 1991. Her brother is the historian Richard Duncan-Jones. She was educated at King Edward VI High School for Girls, Birmingham, an all-girls independent school  .

Sir Philip Sidney (30 November 1554 – 17 October 1586) was an English poet, courtier, scholar and soldier who is remembered as one of the most prominent figures of the Elizabethan age. His works include Astrophel and Stella, The Defence of Poesy (also known as The Defence of Poetry or An Apology for Poetry) and The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia. Born at Penshurst Place, Kent, of an aristocratic family, he was educated at Shrewsbury and Christ Church, Oxford.

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Katherine Duncan-Jones’s Sir Philip Sidney: Courtier Poet is the first major biography of its subject since 1915. Rarely is a scholarly book so spirited, or a spirited book so scholarly

Katherine Duncan-Jones’s Sir Philip Sidney: Courtier Poet is the first major biography of its subject since 1915. Rarely is a scholarly book so spirited, or a spirited book so scholarly. Duncan-Jones’s learning, always profound and never advertised, is communicated with elegance and lightness of touch. She aims ‘not to debunk’ Sidney but to ‘summon him to life, spots and all’. Like so many of his family – not least Algernon – Philip had a querulous, at times violent character.

Born in 1554, Sir Philip Sidney was hailed as the perfect Renaissance patron, soldier, lover, and courtier, but it was only after his untimely death at the age of 31 that his literary accomplishments were truly recognized. This collection ranges more widely through Sidney's works than any previous volume and includes substantial parts of both versions of the Arcadia, The Defence of Poesy and the whole of the sonnet sequence Astrophil and Stella.

Such a man, too, is Sir Philip Sidney. Books In this article. Katherine Duncan-Jones.

Home Duncan-Jones, Katherine Sir Philip Sidney: Courtier Poet. Putting aside the idealized posthumous image of Sidney as polished courtier, romantic lover and Protestant soldier, the author has used original documents to construct the more individual but sometimes less pleasant image of a hot-tempered, difficult young man whose religious and political allegiance was often as much the product of opportunism as conviction. After a brilliant and privileged childhood and education, Sidney, uncomfortable at the court of Elizabeth I, shunned the life of a courtier and preferred to write. He died aged 31 in the Netherlands.

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  • This is an excellent biography, covering both the life in extensive detail, and the poetry. Contrary to the legend, it is clear from the biography that Sidney struggled throughout his life with all kinds of disappointment as well as ill treatment from the Queen, the dry fountain. It is all really kind of a sad mess in the midst of knightly splendour. But what a great writer.

    My only disappointments with the book are that Duncan-Jones hardly deals at all with Sidney's sister Mary, an interesting person in her own right and crucial to Sidney's life and after-life; and the decision not to talk about the funeral and the fate of Leicester and the Netherlands afterwards. She wittily displays the long visual portrayal of the funeral along the end pages of the book, but some accompanying text would have been nice.