By Philip Schwyzer
Archaeology and literary reviews are themselves items of the Renaissance. even supposing the 2 disciplines have occasionally considered each other as competitors, they percentage a special and unsettling intimacy with the lines of earlier life--with the phrases the lifeless wrote, sang, or heard, with the items they made, held, or lived inside of. Schwyzer argues that on the root of either sorts of scholarship lies the forbidden wish to wake up (and communicate with) the lifeless. besides the fact that most unlikely or absurd this wish can be, it is still a primary resource of either moral accountability and aesthetic pleasure.
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Archaeologies of English Renaissance Literature by Philip Schwyzer