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James Bromley argues that Renaissance texts move wisdom a few number of non-standard sexual practices and intimate lifestyles narratives, together with non-monogamy, anal eroticism, masochism and cross-racial girl homoeroticism. Rethinking present assumptions approximately intimacy in Renaissance drama, poetry and prose, the e-book blends historicized and queer methods to embodiment, narrative and temporality. a massive contribution to Renaissance literary reports, queer concept and the background of sexuality, the booklet demonstrates the relevance of Renaissance literature to at the present time. via shut readings of William Shakespeare's 'problem comedies', Christopher Marlowe's 'Hero and Leander', performs by means of Beaumont and Fletcher, Thomas Middleton's 'The great Valour' and woman Mary Wroth's sonnet series 'Pamphilia to Amphilanthus' and her prose romance 'The Urania', Bromley re-evaluates notions of the centrality of deep, abiding affection in Renaissance tradition and demanding situations our personal funding in a narrowly outlined intimate sphere.

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