Shakespeare, Sex, and Love (Paperback)Stanley Wells (author)
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 382 g
Dimensions: 215 x 134 x 22 mm
Well's subtly and systematically illuminates Shakespeare's acknowledgement of the glory and horror of what it is to be fully human. * Simon Callow, The Guardian *
Concise and elegantly written book. * Simon Callow, The Guardian *
Advance Praise: 'From bawdy and bed-tricks to same-sex love and the pangs of sexual jealousy, Shakespeare, Sex, and Love offers a magisterial account-by the leading Shakespeare authority of our day-of the subject at the very heart of the plays and poems. Its also a terrific read. * James Shapiro, author of 1599 *
This eloquent, humane and balanced book wears its erudition lightly. * Times Literary Supplement *
He treads a precise and delicate path through Shakespeare's works * Rob Maslen,TLS *
Well-paced and informative book. * John Stubbs, Literary Review *
[He] captures a great deal of the diversity and freshness of Shakespeare's writing. * John Stubbs, Literary Review, *
He is an expert and highly readable guide to the highways and byways of Shakespearean sexuality. * Charles Nicholl, Financial Times *
This is not a long book, but it draws on Well's decades of close-focus research as a Shakespeare scholar and editor. * Charles Nicholl, Financial Times *
Deeply versed in the period, urbane and unflappable in tone, refreshingly free of ideological agendas. * Charles Nicholl, Financial Times *
Wells is an expert modern guide in terms of literary criticism and biography. * The Times *
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