A Companion to Shakespeare's Sonnets

Author: Michael Schoenfeldt

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444332066

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 521

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This Companion represents the myriad ways of thinking about the remarkable achievement of Shakespeare?s sonnets. An authoritative reference guide and extended introduction to Shakespeare?s sonnets. Contains more than 20 newly-commissioned essays by both established and younger scholars. Considers the form, sequence, content, literary context, editing and printing of the sonnets. Shows how the sonnets provide a mirror in which cultures can read their own critical biases. Informed by the latest theoretical, cultural and archival work.
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Shakespeare's Sonnets

Critical Essays

Author: James Schiffer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135023255

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 496

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Shakespeare's Sonnets: Critical Essays is the essential Sonnets anthology for our time. This important collection focuses exclusively on contemporary criticism of the Sonnets, reprinting three highly influential essays from the past decade and including sixteen original analyses by leading scholars in the field. The contributors' diverse approaches range from the new historicism to the new bibliography, from formalism to feminism, from reception theory to cultural materialism, and from biographical criticism to queer theory. In addition, James Schiffer's introduction offers a comprehensive survey of 400 years of criticism of these fascinating, enigmatic poems.
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Shakespeare's Sonnets

Author: Sunil Kumar Sarker

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 9788171567256

Category: Sonnets, English

Page: 442

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Though Sonnets Are, Generally, Easy Poems, Shakespeare S Sonnets Are Not, And Very Naturally, He Being A Master-Mind, His Sonnets Are Far From Easy To Understand. The Principal Objective Of This Book Is To Explain The Sonnets For Common Readers, And To Discuss Some Very Topical Questions About Them. The Author Persistently Kept In Mind The Difficulties Of General Readers In Understanding The Sonnets, And So He Meticulously Avoided Pedantry. The Book May Be Deemed To Be Divided Into Two Parts : The First Part Discusses Some Very Important General Topics Relating To The Sonnets; And The Second Part Devotes Itself Entirely To Explaining, Line By Line, The Sonnets, Keeping Close To The Themes Of Them. Difficult Words And Concepts Have Been Carefully Explained. The Texts Of All The 154 Sonnets Have Been Given For The Benefit Of Readers.
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Shakespeare's Sonnets

Third Series

Author: William Shakespeare,Katherine Duncan-Jones

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781903436561

Category: Drama

Page: 488

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The classic love poems of William Shakespeare are accompanied by commentary and critical notes.
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The World of Shakespeare's Sonnets

An Introduction

Author: Robert Matz

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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"Of Shakespeare's sonnets we know many details but little of their subjects and motives. This book delineates the customs and beliefs that shaped the sonnets, Shakespeare's life and world, and considers them in that context. This book argues for understan
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Shakespeare's Sonnets and Poems: a Very Short Introduction

Author: Jonathan F. S. Post

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198717571

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Page: 152

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Not for nothing is William Shakespeare considered possibly the most famous writer in history; his works have had a lasting effect on culture, vocabularies, and art. His plays contain some of our most well-known lines (how often have you heard the phrase 'To be or not to be'?), yet whilst his poems may often feel less familiar than his plays they have also seeped into our cultural history (who has not heard of ''Shall I compare thee to a summer's day'?). In this Very Short Introduction Jonathan Post introduces all of Shakespeare's poetry: the Sonnets; the two great narrative poems, Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece; A Lover's Complaint; and The Phoenix and Turtle. Describing Shakespeare's double identity as both poet and playwright, in conjunction with several of his contemporaries, Post evaluates the reciprocal advantages as well as the different strategies and strains that came with writing for the stage and the page. Tackling the debates surrounding the disputed authorship of Shakespeare's poems, he also considers the printing history of Shakespeare's canon, and the genres favoured by the bard. Exploring their reception, both with contemporary audiences and through the ages until today, Post explores the core themes of love and lust, and analyzes how the sonnets compare with other great love poetry of the English Renaissance. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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Shakespeare's Sonnets

Author: Martin Seymour-Smith,William Shakespeare

Publisher: Greenwich Exchange

ISBN: 9781871551389

Category: Sonnets, English

Page: 200

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In 1963 Martin Seymour-Smith produced his comprehensive edition of Shakespeare's Sonnets. Here, it is revised and corrected. It includes an introduction and a critical commentary on each sonnet.
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Shakespeare's Sonnets

Author: Dympna Callaghan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470777516

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

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This introduction provides a concise overview of the central issues and critical responses to Shakespeare’s sonnets, looking at the themes, images, and structure of his work, as well as the social and historical circumstances surrounding their creation. Explores the biographical mystery of the identities of the characters addressed. Examines the intangible aspects of each sonnet, such as eroticism and imagination. A helpful appendix offers a summary of each poem with descriptions of key literary figures.
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