Utopia | Critical Essay by Samuel Lee Wolff

This literature criticism consists of approximately 34 pages of analysis & critique of Utopia.
This section contains 19,396 words
(approx. 65 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by Arthur F. Kinney

Critical Essay by Samuel Lee Wolff

SOURCE: "Chapter III-Robert Greene" and "Chapter IV-Thomas Nash and Thomas Lodge," in The Greek Romances in Elizabethan Prose Fiction, Columbia University Press, 1912, pp. 365-460.

In the following excerpt, Wolff argues the influence of Greek literature on the works of Greene, illustrating his contention with numerous and detailed examples.

The popular request for rapid work from Greene's pen, and the versatility of his own imitative talent for storytelling, sent him to many sources and subjected him to many influences. One of the most widely-read of the writers of his time, he was always in the fashion of the moment. He would, as Nash tells us,1 "yark up" a pamphlet "in a night and a day" to meet a publisher's demand for a "best seller"; and he was nothing if not up to date. Euphues appeared in 1578 and '79, and...

(read more)

This section contains 19,396 words
(approx. 65 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by Arthur F. Kinney