A Companion to Shakespeare's Sonnets

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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.

Shakespeare's Sonnets

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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.

Shakespeare's Sonnets

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Author: William Shakespeare,Stephen Booth

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300085068

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 583

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The classic love poems of William Shakespeare are accompanied by critical commentary.

The Art of Shakespeare's Sonnets

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Author: Helen Vendler

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674637127

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 672

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

Shakespeare's Sonnets

Critical Essays

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Author: James Schiffer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135023263

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.

Shakespeare's Sonnets

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Author: Kenneth Muir

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136563776

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

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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.

Speech and Performance in Shakespeare's Sonnets and Plays

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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.

Shakespeare's Sonnets

Self, Love and Art

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Author: Philip Martin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521144636

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 180

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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.

Themes and Variations in Shakespeare's Sonnets

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Author: J B Leishman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135032785

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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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.

Shakespeare's Sonnets

Revised

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Author: Katherine Duncan-Jones

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408143550

Category: Drama

Page: 512

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Shakespeare's Sonnets are universally loved and much-quoted throughout the world. First published in 1997 to much critical acclaim, the Sonnets has been a consistent best-seller in the Arden Shakespeare series. Katherine Duncan-Jones tackles the controversies and mysteries surrounding these beautiful poems head on, and explores the issues of sexuality to be found in them, making this a truly modern edition for today's readers and students. This revised edition has been updated and corrected in the light of new scholarship and critical thinking since its first publication.

Shakespeare's Poems and Sonnets

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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.

The World of Shakespeare’s Sonnets

An Introduction

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Author: Robert Matz

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786454032

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 248

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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.

Shakespeare’s Sonnets

Philosophical Glimpses

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Author: Ch. Suryanarayana Rao

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 1945825510

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 418

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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.

Shakespeare's Sonnets & Poems

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Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501128876

Category: Drama

Page: 704

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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.

Shakespeare's Sonnets

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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.

Shakespeare's Sonnets, Retold

Classic Love Poems with a Modern Twist

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Author: William Shakespeare,James Anthony

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0753553147

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

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'James Anthony has done something I would have confidently stated to be impossible. He has "translated" Shakespeare’s sonnets and he has done so with an insolent, loveable charm ... A dazzling success’ – Stephen Fry Rediscover the greatest love poetry ever written Shall I compare you to a summer’s day? You’re more delightful, always shining strong; High winds blow hard on flowering buds in May, And summer never seems to last that long... Shakespeare’s sonnets are some of the nation’s favourite lines of verse, but the Elizabethan language can make it difficult to really understand them. Many guides offer to clarify the meaning, but lose the magic of the words by explaining them away. James Anthony has done something boldly different. He has rewritten the whole series of poems as sonnets using modern language, while retaining the rhythm and rhyme patterns that gives them such power. In doing so he breathes new life into the original poems and opens them up for a modern readership, demystifying Shakespeare’s eternal poetry with provocative new translations and delightful new lines. Presented as an attractive book with the original sonnets facing their new translations, this is a stunning collection of beautiful love poems, made new.

Shakespeare's Sonnets

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

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780671722876

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, 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

Reading Shakespeare's Sonnets

A New Commentary

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Author: Don Paterson

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571263992

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 528

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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.

Shakespeare's Sonnets

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Author: David West

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9781585679218

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

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An accessible volume of the bard's poetry and lyrics, presented in a lavish collector's format, features new commentary for modern readers that offers insight into each work's context, argument, and language use.