Spenser's Underworld in the 1590 Faerie Queene
This work offers updated readings of some familiar Spenserian texts and a new way of conceiving the unity of the 1590 Faerie Queene. It brings a range of learning to bear, drawing from Freudian and Jungean psychology, scripture, and Greek and Roman mythology.
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