Shakespeare's Sonnets / Edition 1

Shakespeare's Sonnets / Edition 1

by Dympna Callaghan
     
 

This insightful 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 its creation. This broad-ranging volume allows the reader to look beyond narrow interpretations, elaborating on

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This insightful 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 its creation. This broad-ranging volume allows the reader to look beyond narrow interpretations, elaborating on the possible ways of reading the sonnets. Additionally, the text examines the fugitive identities of the characters addressed in the sonnets and explores the intangible aspects of each poem, such as eroticism and imagination. A helpful appendix offers a summary of each poem and a description of the key literary figures mentioned.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405113984
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/28/2006
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Introductions to Literature Series, #21
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.49(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

1. Introduction: Shakespeare’s Perfectly Wilde Sonnets.

2. Identity.

3. Beauty.

4. Love.

5. Numbers.

6. Time.

Appendix: The Matter of the Sonnets.

Notes.

Works Cited.

Index

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