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Garden and Labyrinth of Time

Studies in Renaissance and Baroque Literature


Gerald Gillespie

The themes of «erring,» «education,» and «development» were often linked with the master-images of the garden and labyrinth in Renaissance writing. Humanist concerns about natural order, temporality, and history could be situated in these poetic realms insofar as they symbolized fluctuating aspects of a more complex reality. The imaginative use of the garden and labyrinth is widely detectable in the generic structures and stylistic patterns of the age.
Contents: Tropology and imagery of the Baroque in Europe - Contexts of German Baroque literature - Poetic anthropology and cosmology - The historical drama - Forms of early modern narrative.