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A World of Saturdays: The Unities and Beyond

Analyzing the structure of Ian McEwan’s Saturday, Erin Pellarin discusses Sir Phillip Sidney’s Classical Unities, and how Saturday utilizes them in order to emphasize how, despite the internal nature of the point of view, the outside world and its influences continually pervade the narration. A World of Saturdays: The Unities and BeyondFiled under: Saturday, Science […] Continue reading

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A World of Saturdays: The Unities and Beyond

In the early 1580s, Sir Phillip Sidney wrote his now famous The Defense of Poesy. In it, besides arguing for poetry’s ability to instruct the mind to higher things, Sidney also argues for the classical unities. He claims that a piece of work should take place in one main setting, during one day, and with […] Continue reading

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