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Chapter 4 - ‘In Six Numbers Let My Work Rise, and Subside in Five’

Authority and Impotence in Amores 1.5 and 3.7, Donne’s ‘To His Mistress Going To Bed’ and Nashe’s Choice of Valentines

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  19 August 2019

Linda Grant
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Royal Holloway, University of London
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This chapter investigates how Donne’s ‘To His Mistress Going to Bed’ and Thomas Nashe’s Choice of Valentines make cultural use of Amores 1.5 and 3.7. Framing the analysis through articulations of power and impotence, we see how literary representations of sexual performance or failure reveal covert engagements with questions of politicised myth-making and story-telling. Sex is read here as a vocabulary which has a potent place in the support and subversion of the Augustan and Elizabethan regimes.

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Print publication year: 2019

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