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A Companion to Shakespeare's Sonnets
Contributor(s): Schoenfeldt, Michael (Editor)

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ISBN: 1405121556     ISBN-13: 9781405121552
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
OUR PRICE: $207.58  

Binding Type: Hardcover
Published: December 2006
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How should we read Shakespeare's sonnets? What knowledge and experience do readers need to appreciate the resonance of these vibrant poems? And in what context is their accomplishment most apparent? This authoritative "Companion" to Shakespeare's sonnets represents the myriad ways of answering these questions and of thinking about the remarkable achievement of the sonnets.

The "Companion" demonstrates how the sonnets provide a mirror in which cultures can read their own critical biases. It also shows how the sonnets tease readers with the prospect of learning something about the inner life of this most enigmatic of writers. Its original contributions consider the form, sequence, and content of the sonnets, the literary context in which they were produced, and the ways they have been edited and printed. Informed by the latest theoretical, cultural, and archival work, the text also takes account of the work of earlier generations of scholars.

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Literary Criticism | Shakespeare
- Poetry | European - English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
- Drama | Shakespeare
Dewey: 821.3
LCCN: 2006012850
Series: Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture
Physical Information: 1.38" H x 6.96" W x 10.02" (2.37 lbs) 536 pages
Features: Bibliography, Illustrated, Index
Review Citations: Reference and Research Bk News 05/01/2007 pg. 257
 
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Publisher Description:
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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