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After the Heavenly Tune: English Poetry and the Aspiration to Song (Medieval and Renaissance Literary Studies) Hardcover – October 5, 2000
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"Berley... reveals the extent to which English poetry has aspired to the condition of music. His contribution is welcome..." -- Choice
"I read this book with admiration for its remarkable thoroughness...and truly striking range..." -- Frank Kermode
"The breadth of Berley's book is admirably ambitious .After the Heavenly Tune is full of suggestive readings of major poems..." -- Early Modern Literary Studies
"What do poets mean by saying 'I sing?' Marc Berley has a full answer." -- Bibliotheque d'Humanisme et Renaissance
Berley...reveals the extent to which English poetry has aspired to the condition of music. His contribution is welcome... -- CHOICE, March 2001
From the Publisher
"This book displays considerable scholarship, both in primary sources and in critical ones. Its history of the philosophy of speculative music makes a new and thought-provoking contribution to the understanding of poetry as song." - Diane McColley, Rutgers University
"An impressive work....The provocative readings advanced so clearly and forcibly in these pages must be part of any future discussion of the subject." - Edward W. Tayler, Columbia University
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