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Succeeding King Lear : literature, exposure, and the possibility of politics

Author: Emily Sun
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This book investigates Shakespeare's King Lear and its originative power in modern literature with specific attention to the early work of English Romantic poet William Wordsworth and to the American writer James Agee and photographer Walker Evans's 1941 collaboration, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men. It examines how these later readers return to the play to interrogate emphatically the question of the relations  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sun, Emily.
Succeeding King Lear.
New York : Fordham University Press, 2010
(DLC) 2010013604
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Wordsworth; James Agee; Walker Evans; William Shakespeare; James Agee; Walker Evans; William Shakespeare; William Wordsworth; William Shakespeare; James Agee; Walker Evans; William Wordsworth; William Shakespeare; William Wordsworth; James Agee; Walker Evans
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Emily Sun
ISBN: 9780823241163 0823241165 9780823232826 0823232824 9780823249282 082324928X
OCLC Number: 667537238
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Part I: Shakespeare. Sovereignty, exposure, theater: a reading of King Lear --
Part II: Wordsworth. Wordsworth on the heath: tragedy, autobiography, and the revolutionary spectator --
Poetry against indifference --
Part III: Agee and Evans. From the division of labor to the discovery of the common: James Agee and Walker Evans's Let us now praise famous men.
Responsibility: Emily Sun.

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Investigates Shakespeare's King Lear and its originative power in modern literature with specific attention to the early work of English Romantic poet William Wordsworth and to the American writer  Read more...

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With her canny intuition for unlikely cultural trajectories, Emily Sun adroitly unfolds a discussion of three aesthetic interventions in a critique of political tyranny. As she moves from Read more...

 
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