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Shakespeare's Sonnets: Critical Essays
     

Shakespeare's Sonnets: Critical Essays

by James Schiffer
 

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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

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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.

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Nineteen essays, three from the past decade and 16 newly written, explore the sonnets from such approaches as the new historicism, the new bibliography, formalism, feminism, reception history, cultural materialism, biographical criticism, and queer theory. The editor's introduction gives a survey of 400 years of criticism. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781135023256
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/15/2013
Series:
Shakespeare Criticism
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
496
File size:
3 MB

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James Schiffer is currently Professor and Head of the English Department at Northern Michigan University.

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