'Lords of Wine and Oile': Community and Conviviality in the Poetry of Robert Herrick
Community and Conviviality in the Poetry of Robert Herrick
A long overdue book-length appraisal of the major seventeenth-century poet Robert Herrick. The collection reads his poetry in the context of his literary, musical, political, and religious affiliations and looks at how he both presents and constructs ideals of community through his work.
Ruth Connolly is a lecturer in seventeenth-century literature at the School of English, Newcastle University. She has published on early modern women's writing and on the influence of Herrick's experience of manuscript circulation on the construction of Hesperides. She is currently co-editing Robert Herrick: The Complete Poetry for Oxford University Press. Tom Cain has recently retired as Professor of Early Modern Literature from the School of English in Newcastle University. He has published widely on Herrick and Donne and edited Poetaster for the Revels series, Sejanus for the Cambridge edition of Jonson's Works, the Poetry of Mildmay Fane for Manchester University Press and is currently co-editing Robert Herrick: The Complete Poetry for Oxford University Press.