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Edmund Spenser’s Dragons of Yester Years & Today

I went to hear Edmund Spenser’s epic poem, The Faerie Queene, last evening, in the hope of gaining some insight into those rarefied aspects of English culture that have eluded me and, possibly, some appreciation of his poetry. But the … Continue reading

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Does Spenser’s Faerie Queene speak to today?

When I first read Shakespeare at school, I didn’t think I’d understand the archaic language and I didn’t think that something written in the Elizabethan age could ever be relevant to the here and now. After being made to pore … Continue reading

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