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Shakespeare : the complete sonnets and poems

Author: William Shakespeare; Colin Burrow
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Series: Oxford Shakespeare.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Shakespeare's Sonnets are among the most complex and beautiful poems ever written. Their exploration of love, praise, homo- and hetero-sexual desire is enacted in the richest, densest writing in English. And the first printed work to which Shakespeare's name was attached was the erotic narrative poem, Venus and Adonis, which developed a sumptuous vocabulary in which to explore love, praise of the beloved, sexual  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Shakespeare; Colin Burrow
ISBN: 019818431X 9780198184317
OCLC Number: 1004598640
Notes: Includes index.
Description: ix, 750 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Venus and Adonis --
Lucrece --
The Passionate Pilgrim --
'Let the Bird of Loudest Lay' --
Shakespeare's Sonnets --
A Lover's Complaint --
App. Poems Attributed to Shakespeare in the Seventeenth Century.
Series Title: Oxford Shakespeare.
Other Titles: Works.
Complete sonnets and poems
Responsibility: edited by Colin Burrow.

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"Shakespeare's Sonnets are among the most complex and beautiful poems ever written. Their exploration of love, praise, homo- and hetero-sexual desire is enacted in the richest, densest writing in English. And the first printed work to which Shakespeare's name was attached was the erotic narrative poem, Venus and Adonis, which developed a sumptuous vocabulary in which to explore love, praise of the beloved, sexual desire, and the power of rhetoric. That poem was so popular that most of Shakespeare's contemporaries thought of him as primarily a poet, rather than a playwright. Yet despite the power of Shakespeare's poems, and their foundational place within his oeuvre, modern readers have seldom been encouraged to engage with his non-dramatic works as a whole. This new edition explains how this state of affairs has arisen, and why it needs to be changed." "The volume contains the complete Sonnets and poems with a full commentary. An extensive and lively introduction explores Shakespeare's poetic development, and shows how the poems relate to each other and to his dramatic works."--BOOK JACKET.

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