Shakespeare's Sonnets and Poems: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Jonathan F. S. Post

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191027103

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 144

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Not for nothing is William Shakespeare considered possibly the most famous writer in history; his works have had a lasting effect on culture, vocabularies, and art. His plays contain some of our most well-known lines (how often have you heard the phrase 'To be or not to be'?), yet whilst his poems may often feel less familiar than his plays they have also seeped into our cultural history (who has not heard of ''Shall I compare thee to a summer's day'?). In this Very Short Introduction Jonathan Post introduces all of Shakespeare's poetry: the Sonnets; the two great narrative poems, Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece; A Lover's Complaint; and The Phoenix and Turtle. Describing Shakespeare's double identity as both poet and playwright, in conjunction with several of his contemporaries, Post evaluates the reciprocal advantages as well as the different strategies and strains that came with writing for the stage and the page. Tackling the debates surrounding the disputed authorship of Shakespeare's poems, he also considers the printing history of Shakespeare's canon, and the genres favoured by the bard. Exploring their reception, both with contemporary audiences and through the ages until today, Post explores the core themes of love and lust, and analyzes how the sonnets compare with other great love poetry of the English Renaissance. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

William Shakespeare: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Stanley Wells

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191028681

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 152

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In this new offering from Stanley Wells, the pre-eminent Shakespearian scholar, comes a Very Short Introduction to the life and writings of the world's greatest and best-known dramatists: William Shakespeare. Looking at his early life and education, Wells explores Shakespeare's social and intellectual background and the literary traditions on which Shakespeare drew. Examining the theatres and theatrical profession of the time, he also considers how Shakespeare experienced this world, both as an actor and as a writer. Examining Shakespeare's narrative poems, sonnets, and all of his plays, Wells outlines their sources, style, and originality over the course of Shakespeare's career, to consider the fundamental impact his work has had for subsequent generations. Written with enthusiasm and flair by a scholar who has devoted a lifetime to the study of Shakespeare and his works, this is an engaging and authoritative introduction. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Preface: Why Shakespeare? ;Shakespeare and Stratford-upon-Avon ;Theatre in Shakespeare's time ;Shakespeare in London ;Plays of the 1590s ;Shakespeare and comic form ;Return to tragedy ;The classical plays ;Tragi-comedy ;Epilogue ;Chronology: Shakespeare's works ;Further reading ;Index

Author: Stanley Wells

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198718624

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 125

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Looking at his early life and education, this title explores Shakespeare's social and intellectual background and the literary traditions on which he drew. Examining the theatres and theatrical profession of the time, it also considers how Shakespeare experienced this world, both as an actor and as a writer. Examining Shakespeare's narrative poems, sonnets, and all of his plays, this VSI outlines their sources, style, and originality over the course of Shakespeare's career, to consider the fundamental impact his work has had for subsequent generations.

Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Jonathan Culler

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199691347

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 165

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Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction offers insights into theories about the nature of language and meaning, human identity, and the power of language. Fully updated for 2011 and including a new chapter on 'Ethics and aesthetics', it steers a clear and lucid path through an often impenetrable subject.

Shakespeare's Sonnette

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 151

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...as his own" (Dowden). For the references to the poet's age.in the Sonnets, see p. 41 above. 3. Furrows. Cf. Sonn. 2 above, and Rich. III. i. 3. 229. 4. Expiate. Bring to an end. Cf. Rich. III. iii. 3. 23: "Make haste; the hour of death is expiate." Here, as there, Steevens conjectures "expirate," which White and Hudson adopt. Surely there is no need of coining a word to replace one which S. twice uses and which can be plausibly explained. Malone quotes Chapman's Byron's Conspiracie, in which an old courtier speaks of himself as " A poor and expiate humour of the court." XXIII 1. Vnperfect. Used by S. only here; but unperfectness occurs in Oth. ii. 3. 298. Imperfect we find in Sonn. 43. 11 and elsewhere, and imperfection six times in the plays. On the present passage, cf. Cor. v. 3. 40: --"Like a dull actor now, I have forgot my part, and I am out, Even to a full disgrace." 2. Besides. For the prepositional use, cf. T. N, iv. 2. 92: "Alas, sir, how fell you besides your five wits?" 3. Replete with too much rage. The rage overcoming self-control. 5. For fear of trust. Fearing to trust myself. Schmidt makes it = " doubting of being trusted;" but the context clearly confirms the explanation I have given. Dowden calls attention to the construction of the first eight lines, 5, 6 referring to 1, 2, and 7, 8, to 3. 4 6. Ceremony. Hudson says that the word "is here used as a trisyllable, as if spelt cer'mony;" but how he would scan the verse I cannot imagine. The word is clearly a quadrisyllable, as almost always in S. 9. Books. Sewell reads " looks;" but the old reading is supported by 13 below. The books, as Dowden remarks, are probably the manuscript books in which the poet writes his sonnets. 12. That tongue. Probably = any tongue, however eloquent, ...

The Poems

Venus and Adonis, The Rape of Lucrece, The Phoenix and the Turtle, The Passionate Pilgrim, A Lover's Complaint

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521671620

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 309

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An updated edition of Shakespeare's poems, including discussion of criticism and a reading list.

Die Europäer

Roman

Author: Henry James

Publisher: Manesse Verlag

ISBN: 3641166470

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Was unterscheidet Europäer von Amerikanern? In seiner leichtfüßigen Komödie bringt Henry James Frauen und Männer von beiden Seiten des Atlantiks erst miteinander ins Gespräch und dann unter die Haube. Einhundert Jahre nach James’ Tod erscheint dieses Frühwerk des geschätzten Autors nun in neuer Übersetzung. Ohne Geld, aber im Vertrauen auf eine gute Partie reisen Baronin Eugenia Münster und ihr Bruder Felix Young nach Neuengland. Mit Adelstitel und Charme umgarnen die beiden rasch ihre Verwandtschaft, den Onkel samt seinen drei erwachsenen Kindern. In wechselnden Paarungen konkurrieren Temperamente und Vorstellungen der Alten Welt mit Werten und Moral der Neuen. Wer sich am Ende an wen bindet, entscheidet sich nach einem quirligen Reigen transatlantischer Beziehungen, der einen neuen Blick auf beide Kontinente und nicht zuletzt auf den großen Autor selbst ermöglicht. Für seine eleganten, doch oft irritierend komplexen Romane berühmt, zeigt er sich in diesem Fundstück als lustvoller Matchmaker mit Tiefgang.

Books that Count

A Dictionary of Standard Books

Author: William Forbes Gray

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Best books

Page: 58

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Hold Your Own

Gedichte

Author: Kate Tempest

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518745255

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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Englisch und deutsch. Übersetzt von Johanna Wange. »Sie ist mehr als modern; sie ist praktisch Science-Fiction«, schreibt der Guardian über Kate Tempest. Zu ihren Einflüssen zählen James Joyce und Wu-Tang Clan, Public Enemy und Virginia Woolf. Sie beherrscht den innigen Volksliedton ebenso wie Londons Straßenslang, wandelt virtuos zwischen lyrischer Tradition und Hip-Hop. Ihre Gedichte bemächtigen sich auf radikal heutige, politische Weise des Mythos von Teiresias, einer zweigeschlechtlichen Figur, von den Göttern geblendet und prophetisch begabt. In vier Teilen folgt der Zyklus dem Kind, dem Jüngling, der Frau und dem Mann, vermittelt eindrucksvoll, wie es ist, alt zu werden und »sehend«, dazu verurteilt, unserer neoliberalen Gesellschaft die Wahrheit zu sagen – und keiner hört zu. Lyrik-Empfehlung 2016 der Deutschen Akademie für Sprache und Dichtung, der Stiftung Lyrik Kabinett und der Literaturwerkstatt Berlin.

The School World

A Monthly Magazine of Educational Work and Progress

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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Lucretia

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849625869

Category:

Page: 122

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Lucretia (The Rape of Lucrece - Die geschändete Lukretia) ist eine epische Versdichtung von William Shakespeare, die im Jahr 1594 erschienen ist. Es erzählt eine sehr alte Geschichte, die tragische Geschichte der Römerin Lucretia, Gattin des Collatinus aus der königlichen Familie der Tarquinier, berühmt für ihre Schönheit und für ihre Tugendhaftigkeit. (aus wikipedia.de) Die Serie "Meisterwerke der Literatur" beinhaltet die Klassiker der deutschen und weltweiten Literatur in einer einzigartigen Sammlung. Lesen Sie die besten Werke großer Schriftsteller,Poeten, Autoren und Philosophen auf Ihrem elektronischen Lesegerät. Dieses Werk bietet zusätzlich * Eine Biografie/Bibliografie des Autors.

Stylistics

A Resource Book for Students

Author: Paul Simpson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415281058

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 247

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This is a comprehensive introduction to literary stylistics presenting an accessible overview with activities, study questions, sample analyses, commentaries and key readings - all in the same volume.

Hier sangen früher Vögel

Roman

Author: Kate Wilhelm

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641231418

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Schöne neue Menschheit Die Welt, wie wir sie kennen, ist dem Untergang geweiht: Umweltzerstörung, Katastrophen und Atomkriege drohen, die Menschheit auszulöschen. Schon jetzt sind Männer wie Frauen oft unfruchtbar, eine Folge der nuklearen Strahlung. David Summer ist ein genialer Wissenschaftler und fest entschlossen, seine Familie zu retten. Seine Experimente an Mäusen zeigen, dass nach mehreren Generationen von Klonen einige seiner Versuchstiere wieder fruchtbar werden. David fasst einen waghalsigen Plan: er will sich und seine Verwandten ebenfalls klonen. Dazu zieht sich die Familie Summer auf eine entlegene Farm in Virginia zurück, wo sie eine kleine Gemeinschaft aufbauen. Doch das Experiment gerät außer Kontrolle, als die ersten Klone erwachsen werden ...