Shakespeare's Sonnets

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 143911708X

Category: Drama

Page: 432

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A bestselling, beautifully designed edition of William Shakespeare’s sonnets, complete with valuable tools for educators. The authoritative edition of Shakespeare’s Sonnets from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, includes: -Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on the facing page of each sonnet -A brief introduction to each sonnet, providing insight into its possible meaning -An index of first lines -Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s vast holdings of rare books -An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the sonnets The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is home to the world’s largest collection of Shakespeare’s printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit Folger.edu.
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Shakespeare's Sonnets

Author: Sunil Kumar Sarker

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 9788171567256

Category: Sonnets, English

Page: 442

View: 5602

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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A Companion to Shakespeare's Sonnets

Author: Michael Schoenfeldt

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444332066

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 521

View: 6425

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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Complete Sonnets

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486111431

Category: Poetry

Page: 80

View: 8011

Over 150 exquisite poems deal with love, friendship, the tyranny of time, beauty's evanescence, death, and other themes in language of remarkable power, precision, and beauty. Glossary of archaic terms.
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Shakespeare's Sonnets & Poems

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501128876

Category: Drama

Page: 704

View: 7216

A bestselling, beautifully designed edition of William Shakespeare’s sonnets and poems, complete with valuable tools for educators. The authoritative edition of Shakespeare’s Sonnets and Poems from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, includes: -Full explanatory notes conveniently linked to the text of each sonnet and poem -A brief introduction to each sonnet and poem, providing insight into its possible meaning -An index of first lines -Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s vast holdings of rare books -An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the sonnets The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is home to the world’s largest collection of Shakespeare’s printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit Folger.edu.
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Shakespeare's Poems and Sonnets

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438115865

Category:

Page: N.A

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Provides insight into the poems & sonnets of William Shakespeare along with a brief biography.
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Reading Shakespeare's Sonnets

A New Commentary

Author: Don Paterson

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571263992

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 528

View: 9511

Shakespeare's Sonnets are as important and vital today as they were when first published four hundred years ago. Perhaps no collection of verse before or since has so captured the imagination of readers and lovers; certainly no poem has come under such intense critical scrutiny, and presented the reader with such a bewildering number of alternative interpretations. In this illuminating and often irreverent guide, Don Paterson offers a fresh and direct approach to the Sonnets, asking what they can still mean to the twenty-first century reader. In a series of fascinating and highly entertaining commentaries placed alongside the poems themselves, Don Paterson discusses the meaning, technique, hidden structure and feverish narrative of the Sonnets, as well as the difficulties they present for the modern reader. Most importantly, however, he looks at what they tell us about William Shakespeare the lover - and what they might still tell us about ourselves. Full of energetic analysis, plain-English translations and challenging mini-essays on the craft of poetry - not to mention some wild speculation - this approachable handbook to the Sonnets offers an indispensable insight into our greatest Elizabethan writer by one of the leading poets of our own day.
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The Complete Sonnets and Poems

Author: William Shakespeare,Colin Burrow

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198184317

Category: Poetry

Page: 750

View: 1749

'This Complete Sonnets and Poems is a distinguished addition to a distinguished series. It will repay continuing study, and act as a valuable point of reference for readers concerned more generally with Shakespeare's art and language. Colin Burrow's good sense, tact and balance as aneditor are deeply impressive.' -H. R. Woudhuysen, Times Literary SupplementThis is the only fully annotated and modernized edition to bring together Shakespeare's Sonnets as well as all his poems (including those attributed to him after his death). A full introduction discusses his development as a poet, and how the poems relate to his plays; detailed notes explain the language and allusions in clear modern English. While accessibly written, the edition takes account of the most recent scholarship and criticism.
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Shakespeare's Sonnets

Critical Essays

Author: James Schiffer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135023263

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 496

View: 2087

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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Son of Shakespeare

Heir to the Throne as Told in the Sonnets

Author: Hank Whittemore

Publisher: Martin and Lawrence Press

ISBN: 9780982073216

Category: History

Page: 213

View: 8477

A new view of Shakespeare's sonnets that brings them alive as a chronicle of political intrigue, passion, and betrayal.
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Shakespeare's Sonnets

Author: Paul Edmondson,Stanley Wells

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199256105

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 194

View: 7330

The sonnets are among the most accomplished and fascinating poems in the English language. They are central to an understanding of Shakespeare's work as a poet and poetic dramatist, and while their autobiographical relevance is uncertain, no account of Shakespeare's life can afford to ignore them. So many myths and superstitions have arisen around these poems, relating for example to their possible addressees, to their coherence as a sequence, to their dates of composition, to their relation to other poetry of the period and to Shakespeare's plays, that even the most naive reader will find it difficult to read them with an innocent mind. Shakespeare's Sonnets dispels the myths and focuses on the poems. Considering different possible ways of reading the Sonnets, Wells and Edmondson place them in a variety of literary and dramatic contexts--in relation to other poetry of the period, to Shakespeare's plays, as poems for performance, and in relation to their reception and reputation. Selected sonnets are discussed in depth, but the book avoids the jargon of theoretical criticism. Shakespeare's Sonnets is an exciting contribution to the Oxford Shakespeare Topics, ideal for students and the general reader interested in these intriguing poems."
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Shakespeare's Sonnets

The Complete Illustrated Edition

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Cider Mill Press

ISBN: 9781604336153

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

View: 2924

The First-Ever, Fully Illustrated Collector's Edition of William Shakespeare's Celebrated Sonnets! In celebration of the momentous 400th annversary of William Shakespeare's death in April 2016, this enhanced edition of Shakepeare's Sonnets features gorgeous full-color artwork throughout that brings The Bard's timeless words to life like never before!
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Shakespeare's Sonnets

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 268

View: 7818

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Love Poems & Sonnets of William Shakespeare

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Doubleday

ISBN: 0307823679

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 160

View: 8319

The greatest sonnets ever written, by the greatest poet and playwright in the English language--now in a handsome edition featuring exquisite color illustrations.
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Speech and Performance in Shakespeare's Sonnets and Plays

Author: David Schalkwyk

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139434233

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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David Schalkwyk offers a sustained reading of Shakespeare's sonnets in relation to his plays. He argues that the language of the sonnets is primarily performative rather than descriptive, and bases this distinction on the philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein and J. L. Austin. In a wide-ranging analysis of both the 1609 Quarto of Shakespeare's sonnets and the Petrarchan discourses in a selection of plays, Schalkwyk addresses such issues as embodiment and silencing, interiority and theatricality, inequalities of power, status, gender and desire, both in the published poems and on the stage and in the context of the early modern period. In a provocative discussion of the question of proper names and naming events in the sonnets and plays, the book seeks to reopen the question of the autobiographical nature of Shakespeare's sonnets.
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On Shakespeare's Sonnets

A Poets' Celebration

Author: Hannah Crawforth,Elizabeth Scott-Baumann

Publisher: Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare

ISBN: 9781474221580

Category: Poetry

Page: 112

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In the four hundred years since Shakespeare's death, the Sonnets have invited imitation, homage, critique, parody and pastiche. These new poems probe our relationship to the Sonnets' intricate form and ambitious scope, their investigation of sexuality, wit, memory and poetic survival. These sonnets and longer lyrics explore what it means to write 'on Shakespeare's Sonnets' in the 21st century. Published in association with the Royal Society of Literature contributing poets include: Andrew Motion, Carol Ann Duffy, Gillian Clarke, Paul Muldoon, Ruth Padel, Simon Armitage, Roger McGough and Jo Shapcott.
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Shakespeare's Sonnets

Author: N.A

Publisher: PediaPress

ISBN: N.A

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Page: N.A

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Naming Thy Name

Cross Talk in Shakespeare's Sonnets

Author: Elaine Scarry

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374713863

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

View: 2752

A fascinating case for the identity of Shakespeare’s beautiful young man SHAKESPEARE’S SONNETS ARE indisputably the most enigmatic and enduring love poems written in English. They also may be the most often argued-over sequence of love poems in any language. But what is it that continues to elude us? While it is in part the spellbinding incantations, the hide-and-seek of sound and meaning, it is also the mystery of the noble youth to whom Shakespeare makes a promise—the promise that the youth will survive in the breath and speech and minds of all those who read these sonnets. “How can such promises be fulfilled if no name is actually given?” Elaine Scarry asks. This book is the answer. Naming Thy Name lays bare William Shakespeare’s devotion to a beloved whom he not only names but names repeatedly in the microtexture of the sonnets, in their architecture, and in their deep fabric, immortalizing a love affair. By naming his name, Scarry enables us to hear clearly, for the very first time, a lover’s call and the beloved’s response. Here, over the course of many poems, are two poets in conversation, in love, speaking and listening, writing and writing back. In a true work of alchemy, Scarry, one of America’s most innovative and passionate thinkers, brilliantly synthesizes textual analysis, literary criticism, and historiography in pursuit of the haunting call and recall of Shakespeare’s verse and that of his (now at last named) beloved friend.
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Shakespeare's Love Sonnets

Author: William Shakespeare,Caitlin Keegan

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 0811879089

Category: Poetry

Page: 64

View: 6765

From the Back Cover: William Shakespeare portrayed the sweeping emotions of love like no other poet. Here is a beautiful collection of thirty of the bard's most romantic sonnets-timeless musings on affection and longing, passion and desire-paired with modern illustrations by Caitlin Keegan. A beautiful blend of old and new, this is the perfect expression of love for any occasion.
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