Astrophel

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As´tro`phel


n.1.See Astrofel.
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Mazzola structures her chapters through the use of well-known literary texts--The Taming of the Shrew, Twelfth Night, King Lear, and the Astrophel and Stella sonnet sequence.
In 1909 Stuart Sherman suggested that behind the fictional love story of Penthea and Orgilus in Ford's play The Broken Heart lay the real-life love story of Sir Philip Sidney and Penelope Devereux, the sister of the Earl of Essex and the Stella of Astrophel and Stella, who had been forced by her family to marry Robert, Lord Rich, whom she detested; amongst the various other pieces of evidence he adduced, Sherman pointed out that in his elegy for Sidney, Astrophel, Spenser imagined the two lovers as transformed into one flower, whose name is Starlight, Astrophel, or Penthia.
My novel claim is not only that Nabokov deliberately echoes Sidney's Arcadia and his sonnet sequence Astrophel and Stella (1591), but also that Philip Sidney's whole life and oeuvre constituted for Nabokov a secret core of his own literary life and work.
There is the family's desperate worry over the first edition of Astrophel and Stella in 1591, its suppression and immediate reissue with some vital changes (see below).
One more point that misses the mark is Duncan-Jones' suggestion that Song 10 of Astrophel and Stella is a "masturbatory fantasy.
Sidney, Astrophel and Stella, sonnet cycle published posthumously
Astrophel and Stella (1580 - 84; published 1591) created a vogue for the sonnet sequence in England.
Campion's first publication was five sets of verses appearing anonymously in the pirated 1591 edition of Philip Sidney's Astrophel and Stella.
The first important sonnet cycle was written by Sir Philip Sidney, whose Astrophel and Stella, phublished in 1591, aroused new interest in the form.
Some time afterward Sidney fell in love with her, and during the summer of 1582 he composed a sonnet sequence, Astrophel and Stella, recounting the first stirrings of his passion, his struggles against it, and his final abandonment of his suit to give himself instead to the "great cause" of public service.
As in most sonnet cycles, in Astrophel and Stella Sidney presents a series of poems covering the various mood swings of the lover, from admiration to conflict and from hope to despair to resignation.
Among the notable Elizabethan sequences are Sir Philip Sidney's Astrophel and Stella (1591), Samuel Daniel's Delia (1592), Michael Drayton's Ideas Mirrour (1594), and Edmund Spenser's Amoretti (1595).