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On sympathy

Author: Sophie Ratcliffe
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Series: Oxford English monographs.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Taking Shakespeare as its starting point, this book examines why and how we read poetry, how we relate to fictional characters, and whether reading is good for you. It also focuses on key works by Browning, Auden, and Beckett, and concludes with a critique of contemporary ideas about art, sympathy, and community.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ratcliffe, Sophie, 1975-
On sympathy.
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
(DLC) 2007051453
(OCoLC)185026566
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sophie Ratcliffe
ISBN: 9780191553677 0191553670
OCLC Number: 269078733
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 266 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Understanding sympathy and sympathetic understanding --
Browning's strangeness --
W.H. Auden : 'as mirrors are lonely' --
Samuel Beckett : 'humanity in ruins' --
Epilogue : sympathy now.
Series Title: Oxford English monographs.
Responsibility: Sophie Ratcliffe.

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[an] excellent work of literary criticism... Ratcliffe shows herself to be an attentive, subtle, often witty reader. * Daniel Karlin Times Literary Supplement * ...original approach to the dramatic Read more...

 
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