The Cambridge Introduction to Shakespeare's Poetry (Cambridge Introductions to Literature)

The Cambridge Introduction to Shakespeare's Poetry (Cambridge Introductions to Literature)


Shakespeare's poems, apart from the long-lasting charm of the Sonnets, are less well-known at the present time than his performs, regardless of being greatly renowned in his lifetime. This advent celebrates the success of Shakespeare as a poet, supplying scholars with methods of realizing and having fun with his notable poems. It honours the cultured and highbrow complexity of the poems with out making them look unapproachably complex, outlining their beautiful pleasures and soaking up enigmas. Schoenfeldt means that cutting-edge readers are greater capable of learn points of the poems that have been previously missed or the resource of scandal - the articulation of a fervent same-sex love, for instance, or the incipient racism inherent in a hierarchy of sunshine and darkish. via enticing heavily with Shakespeare's significant poems - Venus and Adonis, Lucrece, The Phoenix and the Turtle, the Sonnets and A Lover's criticism - the advent demonstrates how a lot those amazing poems nonetheless need to say to us.

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