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  • Shakespeare and his Comediesby John Russell Brown

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 265.00

    First published in 1957. This edition reprints the second edition of 1962. The originality, vitality and variety of Shakespeare's comedies do not suggest a writer at ease with a formula which works to his own satisfaction and the pleasure of his audience; against first impressions they suggest an artist seeking to express an idea which is always eluding... more...

  • Shakespeare's Comedy of Loveby Alexander Leggatt

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1987. This study removes some of the critical puzzles that Shakespeare's comedies of love have posed in the past. The author shows that what distinguishes the comedies is not their similarity but their variety - the way in which each play is a new combination of essentially similar ingredients, so that, for example, the boy/girl... more...

  • Shakespeare's Poetic Stylesby John Baxter

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    First published in 1980. At their most successful, Shakespeare's styles are strategies to make plain the limits of thought and feeling which define the significance of human actions. John Baxter analyses the way in which these limits are reached, and also provides a strong argument for the idea that the power of Shakespearean drama depends upon... more...

  • Whitman's Ecstatic Unionby Michael Sowder

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Shakespeare Insetby Francis Berry

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 225.00

    What is the relation between the language being heard and the picture being simultaneously exhibited on the stage? Typically there is an identity between sound and sight, but often there is a divergence between what the audience hears and what is sees. These divergences are 'insets' and examines the motives, mechanics and poetic qualities of these... more...

  • The Problem Plays of Shakespeareby Ernest Schanzer

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    The opening chapter traces the history of the term 'problem plays' as applied to Shakespeare and defines it more clearly and precisely than has been done in the past. Julius Caesar, Measure for Measure, Antony and Cleopatra are then discussed in separate chapters, not only as problem plays but from various points of view: such matters as themes,... more...

  • A Way of Happeningby Fred Chappell

    Picador 2013; US$ 8.99

    One of our most acclaimed and versatile authors, Fred Chappell is comfortably at home in fiction, poetry, and literary criticism. A Way of Happening gathers his essays and reviews of contemporary poetry. Chappell consider new writers as well as more established authors, including Alfred Corn, William Matthews, A. R. Ammons, Linda Pastan, Julia Randall,... more...

  • The Government of the Tongueby Seamus Heaney

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 18.99

    In his volume of critical essays The Government of the Tongue , Seamus Heaney scrutinizes the poetry of many masterful poets. Throughout the collection, Heaney's gifts as a wise and genial reader are exercised with characteristic exactness, and we are reminded, above all, of the essentially gratifying nature of poetry itself. more...

  • Ideas of Orderby Neil L. Rudenstine

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 26.99

    Shakespeare's sonnets are the greatest single work of lyric poetry in English, as passionate and daring as any love poems we may ever encounter, and yet, they are often misunderstood. Ideas of Order: A Close Reading of Shakespeare's Sonnets reveals an underlying structure within the 154 poems that illuminates the entire work, and provides a guide--for... more...

  • The Figure of Dante: An Essay on The Vita Nuovaby Jerome Mazzaro

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Jerome Mazzaro examines Dante's Vita Nuova as an artistic correlative to what Dante conceived as an image of himself. Specifically, he explores the structure of the work in relation to medieval views of memory, self, music, form, and interpretation, and against the facts of Dante's life and culture as we have come to know them. Originally published... more...