By Philip Schwyzer
Archaeology and literary reports 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 previous life--with the phrases the useless wrote, sang, or heard, with the items they made, held, or lived inside. Schwyzer argues that on the root of either types of scholarship lies the forbidden wish to wake up (and converse with) the lifeless. even though most unlikely or absurd this wish will be, it continues to be a primary resource of either moral accountability and aesthetic pleasure.
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Archaeologies of English Renaissance Literature by Philip Schwyzer