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The heart in the age of Shakespeare

Author: William W E Slights
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work presents the case that by studying the interlocking anatomical, religious, and literary discourses of the heart between 1550 and 1650 we can open a new window on the culture that produced such works as 'The Faerie Queene', George Herbert's lyrics, and William Harvey's treatise on the circulation of the blood.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William W E Slights
ISBN: 9780521889438 052188943X
OCLC Number: 213400642
Description: xii, 205 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: A window on the heart --
Reading the graphic heart --
The organ of affection and motion, truth and conflict --
The narrative heart of the Renaissance --
'My heart upon my sleeve': early modern interiority, anatomy, and villainy --
Shakespeare and the cardiocentric self --
Conclusion : the heart of hearts.
Responsibility: William W.E. Slights.
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