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Reading Shakespeare's will : the theology of figure from Augustine to the sonnets

Author: Lisa Freinkel
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The most influential treatments of Shakespeare's Sonnets have ignored the impact of theology on his poetics, examining instead the poet's "secular" emphasis on psychology and subjectivity. Reading Shakespeare's Will offers the first systematic account of the theology behind the poetry. Investigating the poetic stakes of Christianity's efforts to assimilate Jewish scripture, the book reads Shakespeare through the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; Augustine, of Hippo Saint; Francesco Petrarca; William Shakespeare; Martin Luther; Augustine, of Hippo Saint; Martin Luther; Francesco Petrarca; William Shakespeare; Aurelius Augustinus; Martin Luther; Francesco Petrarca; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; Aurelius Augustinus; Francesco Petrarca; Martin Luther; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; Augustine, Saint Bishop of Hippo.; Francesco Petrarca; William Shakespeare; Martin Luther
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Freinkel
ISBN: 0231123248 9780231123242 0231123256 9780231123259
OCLC Number: 45879896
Description: xxvii, 384 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Augustine Under the Fig Tree --
2. Petrarch in the Shade of the Laurel --
3. Luther Disfiguring the Word --
4. Willful Abuse: The Canker and the Rose --
5. Will's Bondage: Anti-Semitism and The Merchant of Venice.
Responsibility: Lisa Freinkel.

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This text offers a systematic account of the theology behind Shakespeare's poetry. Investigating the poetic stakes of Christianity's efforts to assimilate Jewish scripture, the book reads Shakespeare  Read more...

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Freinkel brilliantly reorganizes our understanding of "modern" subjectivity as expressed in Shakespeare's supposedly Petrarchan poetry... what this book accomplishes is a major shift in out Read more...

 
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