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Shakespeare's Perjured Eye: The Invention of Poetic Subjectivity in the Sonnets
     

Shakespeare's Perjured Eye: The Invention of Poetic Subjectivity in the Sonnets

by Joel Fineman Estate
 

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Fineman argues that in the sonnets Shakespeare developed an unprecedented poetic persona, one that subsequently became the governing model of all literary subjectivity.

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Fineman argues that in the sonnets Shakespeare developed an unprecedented poetic persona, one that subsequently became the governing model of all literary subjectivity.

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Library Journal
Shakespeare's sonnets are here studied as epideictic poetry: praise for the young man is contrasted with that for the Dark Lady, demonstrating how such praise is ``perjured'' by paradox and self-reference. The argument is wide-ranging, learned, sensitive, dense, and, occasionally, brilliant. Praise of this book must however be balanced by dispraise: although it offers a welcome new, systematic approach to the sonnets and ultimately to all of Shakespeare, its prose is needlessly self-indulgent, obfuscatory, and diffuse. Dorothy E. Litt, Inst. for Research in History, New York

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ISBN-13:
9780520063310
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
03/25/1988
Pages:
365
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.87(d)

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