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Shakespeare, 'A lover's complaint' and John Davies of Hereford

Author: Brian Vickers
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shakespeare's Sonnets (1609) included a poem called A Lover's Complaint, of questionable authenticity. This text, the first full study of this poem, shows that it has many un-Shakespearian features.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; John Davies; John Davies; William Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Vickers
ISBN: 9780521349611 0521349613
OCLC Number: 720599296
Notes: Originally published: 2007.
Description: 1 volume ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Thomas Thorpe and the 1609 Sonnets; Part I. Background: 2. John Davies of Hereford: a life of writing; 3. A Lover's Complaint and Spenserian pastoral; 4. 'Poore women's faults': narration and judgement in the Female Complaint; Part II. Foreground: 5. A poem anatomized: the rival claims: 1. Diction, 2. Rhetoric, 3. Metaphor; 4. Compositio; 5. Verse form; 6. A Lover's Complaint in Davies's canon: 1. Diction, 2. Rhetoric, 3. Metaphor, 4. Verse form; Appendix 1: the text of A Lover's Complaint; Appendix 2: John Davies, Uncollected Poems; Bibliography.
Responsibility: Brian Vickers.

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Review of the hardback: '... a brilliant piece of detective work by the scholar Brian Vickers has strongly suggested that ['A Lover's Complaint'] was actually by a Herefordshire writing-master and Read more...

 
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