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Looking for Hamlet

Setting itself apart from the usual discussions about Hamlet, Hunt here demonstrates that Hamlet is much more than we take him to be. Much more than the sum of his parts--more than just tragic, sexy youth and more than just vain cruelty--Hamlet is a reflection of our own aspirations and neuroses. This book investigates the many searches for Hamlet, from their origins in Danish mythology through the complex problems of early printed texts, through the centuries of shifting interpretations of the young prince to our own time, when Hamlet is more compelling and perplexing than ever before
eBook, English, ©2007
Palgrave Macmillan, New York, ©2007
Criticism, interpretation, etc
1 online resource (v, 230 pages : illustrations
9780230611375, 0230611370
The prehistory of Hamlet
The three Hamlets
Yorick's skull : relocating reality in Hamlet
Dead son Hamlet
Contrarians at the gate
Hamlet among the Romantics : a brief history of grief
"This distracted globe" : Hamlet and melancholy
Hamlet among the moderns
Postmodern Hamlet
Looking for Hamlet