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The World of Shakespeare's Sonnets

The Literary Life of the World's Most Famous Love Poetry

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The World of Shakespeare's Sonnets by Robert Matz
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Of Shakespeare's sonnets we know and appreciate many details - the crystalline meter, the exquisite diction, the exhilarating surprise of the "turn" in the final couplet. By contrast, we know very little of their subjects and motives. For this reason, this book does not approach the sonnets as Shakespearean autobiography. Instead, it delineates the customs and beliefs that shaped the sonnets, Shakespeare's life, and his world, and considers them in that context. Departing from the traditional rhapsodizing over the sonnets as timeless expressions of love, this book argues for understanding the sonnets in their time, as this consummate poet's brilliant, edgy expression of the equally brilliant, edgy culture of the English Renaissance.
Release date NZ
December 19th, 2007
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
photos, notes, bibliography, index
Imprint
McFarland & Co Inc
Pages
248
Dimensions
163x229x14
ISBN-13
9780786432196
Product ID
1832557

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