An Introduction to Shakespeare's Poems

An Introduction to Shakespeare's Poems

By: Peter Hyland (author)Hardback

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This title provides a lively and informed examination of Shakespeare's non-dramatic poetry: the narrative poems "Venus and Adonis" and "The Rape of Lucrece" the "Sonnets" and various minor poems, including some only recently attributed to Shakespeare. Peter Hyland locates Shakespeare as a sceptical voice within the turbulent social context in which Elizabethan professional poets had to work, and relates his poems to the tastes, values and political pressures of his time. Hyland also explores how Shakespeare's poetry can be of interest to 21st century readers.

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PETER HYLAND has taught in England, Norway, Iran, Japan and Singapore. He is Professor of English at Huron University College, Ontario, Canada, and has published numerous books and articles on early modern English theatre and literature.


Acknowledgements Introduction Shakespeare becomes a Poet Shakespeare and the Literary Marketplace The Art of Poetry Shakespeare and Ovidian Poetry Venus and Adonis The Rape of Lucrece Shakespeare and the Elizabethan Sonnet Reading Shakespeare's Sonnets: 1 Reading Shakespeare's Sonnets: 2 Various Poems Conclusion Notes Suggested Reading Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/10/2002
  • ISBN13: 9780333725924
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9780333725924
  • weight: 425
  • ISBN10: 0333725921

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