Themes and Variations in Shakespeare's Sonnets (Hardback)
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Themes and Variations in Shakespeare's Sonnets (Hardback)

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Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 23/12/2004
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First published in 1961.

This study analyses Shakespeare's treatment of the universal themes of Beauty, Love and Time. He compares Shakespeare with other great poets and sonnet writers - Pindar, Horace and Ovid, with Petrarch, Tasso and Ronsart, with Shakespeare's own English predecessors and contemporaries, notably Spenser, Daniel and Drayton and with John Donne.

By discussing their resemblances and differences, a not altogether orthodox picture of Shakespeare's attitude to life is presented, which suggests that he was not as phlegmatic and equable a person as critics have often supposed.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415352956
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 431 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 24 mm

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