Encyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy

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Marvell, Andrew

Born: Winestead, England, March 31, 1621
Died: London, England, August 18, 1678
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Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-02848-4_521-1


A major poet of the Late English Renaissance, Marvell was recognized as such only in the nineteenth century, as his political activity and satiric writings had overshadowed his value as a poet in the Neoplatonic tradition. His lyrical poetry uniquely draws upon both the Metaphysical poets in exuberant logical wit, passion, and sensuousness and on the Cavaliers in polished elegance and certain stock motifs.

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Primary Literature

  1. Marvell, Andrew. 1996. Complete poems. https://www.poetryfoundation.org/search?query=Andrew+Marvell. Accessed 5 May 2017.

Secondary Literature

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.English Department, Faculty of PhilologyUniversity of BelgradeBelgradeSerbia

Section editors and affiliations

  • Marco Sgarbi
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  1. 1.University Ca' Foscari VeniceVeniceItaly