"This is a beautiful book, a lucidly written and elegantly crafted scholarly and critical essay on the rise of a new poetry in the sixteenth century."—David Quint, Yale University
"A tour de force in the practice of reading."—Hispanic Review
"A masterful reading of poetry in context. . . . Highly recommended."—Choice
About the Author
Richard Helgerson is Professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of many books, including Forms of Nationhood: The Elizabethan Writing of England, winner of both the British Council Prize in the Humanities and the James Russell Lowell Prize of the Modern Language Association. His translation and edition of Joachim du Bellay is also published by the University of Pennsylvania Press.