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Shakespeare's Sonnets

Critical Essays

Edited by James Schiffer

Routledge – 2000 – 496 pages

Series: Shakespeare Criticism

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    July 23rd 2000
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Description

Shakespeare's Sonnets: Critical Essays is the essential Sonnets anthology for our time. This important collection focuses exclusively on contemporary criticism of the Sonnets, reprinting three highly influential essays from the past decade and including sixteen original analyses by leading scholars in the field. The contributors' diverse approaches range from the new historicism to the new bibliography, from formalism to feminism, from reception theory to cultural materialism, and from biographical criticism to queer theory. In addition, James Schiffer's introduction offers a comprehensive survey of 400 years of criticism of these fascinating, enigmatic poems.

Reviews

"unquestionably the essay collection that best represents the Shakespeare sonnet criticism of this last decade. The essays are fresh, exciting, and insightful; unpretentious, solid, and articulate." -- Sixteenth Century Journal

Author Bio

James Schiffer is currently Professor and Head of the English Department at Northern Michigan University.

Name: Shakespeare's Sonnets: Critical Essays (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: Edited by James Schiffer. Shakespeare's Sonnets: Critical Essays is the essential Sonnets anthology for our time. This important collection focuses exclusively on contemporary criticism of the Sonnets, reprinting three highly influential essays from the past decade and...
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