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 Sonette

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A



Page: 181

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Shakespeare's Sonnets

Author: Sunil Kumar Sarker

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 9788171567256

Category: Sonnets, English

Page: 442

View: 6433

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

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1627932240

Category: Fiction

Page: 49

View: 4005

This prize-winning work provides a facsimile of the 1609 Quarto printed in parallel with a conservatively edited, modernized text, as well as commentary that ranges from brief glosses to substantial critical essays. Stephen Booth's notes help a modern reader toward the kind of understanding that Renaissance readers brought to the works.
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Shakespeare's Sonnets

Critical Essays

Author: James Schiffer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135023263

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 496

View: 7741

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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The Art of Shakespeare's Sonnets

Author: Helen Vendler

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674637127

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 672

View: 8575

Analyzes all of Shakespeare's sonnets in terms of their poetic structure, semantics, and use of sounds and images
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Shakespeare's Sonnets

Author: Kenneth Muir

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136563776

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

View: 7076

This edition first published in 1979. Discussing Shakespeare's sonnets in relation to sonnets by Italian, French and English poets, Kenneth Muir shows how they were influenced by Shakespeare's reading of Sidney, Erasmus and Ovid and discusses their art in terms of construction, sound patterns and imagery. He considers the relationship of the sonnets to Shakespeare's dramatic writing, while stressing the dramatic element in the sonnets themselves. Finally he surveys the changing attitudes to the sonnets during the last three centuries.
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Shakespeare's Sonnets

Author: Dympna Callaghan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470777516

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

View: 481

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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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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Shakespeare's Sonnets

Author: William Shakespeare,Helen Hunt,Dr. Barbara A. Mowat,Paul Werstine

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780671722876

Category: Drama

Page: 432

View: 7161

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, is now available as an eBook. Features include: · Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on page facing 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
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Themes and Variations in Shakespeare's Sonnets

Author: J B Leishman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135032785

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

View: 368

First published in 1961. This study analyses Shakespeare's treatment of the universal themes of Beauty, Love and Time. He compares Shakespeare with other great poets and sonnet writers - Pindar, Horace and Ovid, with Petrarch, Tasso and Ronsart, with Shakespeare's own English predecessors and contemporaries, notably Spenser, Daniel and Drayton and with John Donne. By discussing their resemblances and differences, a not altogether orthodox picture of Shakespeare's attitude to life is presented, which suggests that he was not as phlegmatic and equable a person as critics have often supposed.
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The Drama in Shakespeare's Sonnets

"A Satire to Decay"

Author: Mark Mirsky

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1611470269

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 273

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The Drama in Shakespeare's Sonnets: "A Satire to Decay" is a work of detective scholarship. Unable to believe that England's great dramatist would publish a sequence of sonnets without a plot, Mark Jay Mirsky-novelist, playwright, and professor of English, proposes a solution to a riddle that has frustrated scholars and poets alike. Arguing that the Sonnets are not just a "higgledy piggledy" collection of poems but were put in order by Shakespeare himself, and drawing on the insights of several of the Sonnets' foremost contemporary scholars, Mirsky examines the Sonnets poem by poem to ask what is the story of the whole. Mirsky takes Shakespeare at his own word in Sonnet 100, where the poet, tongue in cheek, advises his lover to regard"time's spoils"-in this case, "any wrinkle graven" in his cheek-as but "a satire to decay." The comfort is obviously double-edged, but it can also be read as a mirror of Shakespeare's "satire" on himself, as if to praise his own wrinkles, and reflects thepoet's intention in assembling the Sonnets to satirize the playwright's own "decay" as a man and a lover. In a parody of sonnet sequences written by his fellow poets Spenser and Daniel, Shakespeare's mordant wit conceals a bitter laugh at his ownromantic life. The Drama in Shakespeare's Sonnets demonstrates the playwright's wish to capture the drama of the sexual betrayal as he experienced it in a triangle of friendship and eroticism with a man and a woman. It is a plot, however, that theplaywright does not want to advertise too widely and conceals in the 1609 Quarto from all but a very few. Despite Shakespeare's moments of despair at his male friend's betrayal and the poet's cursing at the sexual promiscuity of the so-called Dark Lady, The Drama in Shakespeare's Sonnets sees the whole as a "satire" by Shakespeare and, particularly when read with the poem that accompanied it in the 1609 printing, "A Lover's Complaint," as a laughing meditation on the irrepressible joy of sexual life.
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The riddle of Shakespeare's sonnets

the text of the sonnets, with interpretive essays by Edward Hubler ... [et al.], and including the full text of Oscar Wilde's The portrait of Mr W.H.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Octagon Press, Limited


Category: Drama

Page: 346

View: 3902

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Shakespeare's Poems and Sonnets

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438115865


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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Shakespeare's Sonnets

Self, Love and Art

Author: Philip Martin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521144636

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 180

View: 6068

This study closely analyses sonnets to bring out what they can tell us of different kinds of love, particularly self-love, the relation of these to the world of natural growth and temporal succession, and finally the ways in which art can properly be defined as a form of love.
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The World of Shakespeare’s Sonnets

An Introduction

Author: Robert Matz

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786454032

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 248

View: 7041

Of Shakespeare’s sonnets we know the crystalline meter, exquisite diction, and exhilarating surprise of the “turn” in the final couplet. By contrast, we know very little of their subjects and motives. This book does not approach the sonnets as Shakespearean autobiography but instead delineates the customs that shaped the poet’s world and thus his sonnets. It argues for understanding them as brilliant, edgy expressions of the equally brilliant, edgy culture of the English Renaissance.
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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

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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

Philosophical Glimpses

Author: Ch. Suryanarayana Rao

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 1945825510

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 418

View: 9811

Shakespeare’s Sonnets: Philosophical Glimpses covers all 154 of Shakespeare’s sonnets with a sonnet-by-sonnet exposition and delves into the three riddles involving the handsome young man, the dark lady and the rival poet. The book unravels the spiritual dimension within these sonnets from the perspective of the author, an Indian scholar familiar with the literary traditions of his own country. The sonnets are interpreted as a genre of writing, namely, running devotional lyricism, which was never attempted before or after Shakespeare in England. A must-read for all who seek fresh insight into these sonnets, Shakespeare’s Sonnets: Philosophical Glimpses offers a study in self-improvement, in addition to expanding the literary understanding of this iconic author’s work.
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Shakespeare's Sonnets, Retold

Classic Love Poems with a Modern Twist

Author: William Shakespeare,James Anthony

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 1984823477

Category: Poetry

Page: 336

View: 7129

An enlightening and entertaining collection of the most esteemed love poems in the English canon, retold in contemporary language everyone can understand James Anthony has long enjoyed poetry with a strict adherence to beat, rhythm, and rhyming patterns, which he likens to the very best pop songs. This drew him to the rewarding 14-line structure of Shakespeare’s sonnets, yet he often found their abstract language frustratingly unintelligible. One day, out of curiosity, he rewrote Sonnet 18—Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day—line-by-line, in the strict five-beat iambic pentameter and rhyming patterns of the original, but in a contemporary language a modern reader could easily understand. The meaning and sentiment—difficult to spot, initially—came to life, revealing new intricacies in the workings of Shakespeare's heart. And so, James embarked on a full-time, year-long project to rewrite all 154 of the Bard's eternal verses creating SHAKESPEARE'S SONNETS, RETOLD. This collection of masterful reinterpretations brilliantly demystifies and breathes new life into Shakespeare's work, demonstrating the continued resonance of a playwright whose popularity remains over 400 years after his death. Now, the passion, heartbreak, deception, reconciliation, and mortality of Shakespeare’s originals can be understood by all, without the need to cross reference to an enjoyment-sapping study-guide. Coming with a foreword by Stephen Fry, this is a stunning collection of beautiful love poems made new.
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