Inspiration and Utmost Art: The Poetics of Early Modern English Psalm Translations

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Janina Niefer

ISBN 978-3-643-90818-6
Band-Nr. 5
Jahr 2018
Seiten 384
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Religion und Literatur.


This study is concerned with Early Modern English psalm
translations. It focusses on the connection between
inspiration and formal perfection as it appears in George
Wither’s A Preparation to the Psalter, Philip
Sidney’s The Defence of Poesy, the
Sidney Psalter
and the Bay Psalm Book. Taking
into account theological, philosophical, and literary
contexts of the time, it reveals the struggle to find a
suitable language in praise of God as a main concern of
Early Modern religious writers, and presents concepts which
are highly relevant for the religious poetry of the time.

Janina Niefer worked as researcher at the
Department of English at the Eberhard Karls Universität
Tübingen, Germany.