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A companion to Shakespeare's sonnets

This Companion represents the myriad ways of thinking about the remarkable achievement of Shakespeare's sonnets. An authoritative reference guide and extended introduction to Shakespeare's sonnets. Contains more than 20 newly-commissioned essays by both established and younger scholars. Considers the form, sequence, content, literary context, editing and printing of the sonnets. Shows how the sonnets provide a mirror in which cultures can read their own critical biases. Informed by the latest theoretical, cultural and archival work
eBook, English, 2007
Blackwell Pub., Malden, MA, 2007
Criticism, interpretation, etc
1 online resource (xi, 521 pages) : illustrations
9781405121552, 9781405121552, 9781405172004, 9781405177412, 9780470997017, 1405121556, 1405172002, 1405177411, 047099701X
pt. I. Sonnet form and sonnet sequence. 1. The value of the sonnets / Stephen Booth
2. Formal pleasure in the sonnets / Helen Vendler
3. The incomplete narrative of Shakespeare's sonnets / James Schiffer
4. Revolution in Shakes-speares sonnets / Margreta de Grazia
pt. II. Shakespeare and his predecessors. 5. The refusal to be judged in Petrarch and Shakespeare / Richard Strier
6. "Dressing old words new"? Re-evaluating the "Delian structure" / Heather Dubrow
7. Confounded by winter : speeding time in Shakespeare's sonnets / Dympna Callaghan
pt. III. Editorial theory and biographical inquiry : editing the sonnets. 8. Shake-speares sonnets, Shakespeare's connets, and Shakespearean biography / Richard Dutton
9. Mr. who he? / Stephen Orgel
10. Editing the sonnets / Colin Burrow
11. William Empson and the sonnets / Lars Engle
pt. IV. The sonnets in manuscript and print. 12. Shakespeare's sonnets and the manuscript circulation of texts in early modern England / Arthur F. Marotti
13. The sonnets and book history / Marcy L. North
pt. V. Models of desire in the sonnets. 14. Shakespeare's love of objects / Douglas Trevor
15. Tender distance : Latinity and desire in Shakespeare's sonnets / Bradin Cormack
16. Fickle glass / Rayna Kalas
17. "Th' expense of spirit in a waste of shame" : mapping the "emotional regime" of Shakespeare's sonnets / Jyotsna G. Singh
pt. VI. Ideas of darkness in the sonnets. 18. Rethinking Shakespeare's dark lady / Ilona Bell
19. Flesh colors and Shakespeare's sonnets / Elizabeth D. Harvey
pt. VII. Memory and repetition in the sonnets. 20. Voicing the young man : memory, forgetting, and subjectivity in the procreation sonnets / Garrett A. Sullivan, Jr
21. "Full character'd" : competing forms of memory in Shakespeare's sonnets / Amanda Watson
pt. VIII. The sonnets in/and the plays. 22. Halting sonnets : poetry and theater in Much ado about nothing / Patrick Cheney
23. Personal identity and vicarious experience in Shakespeare's sonnets / William Flesch
pt. IX. The sonnets and A lover's complaint. 24. "Making the quadrangle round" : alchemy's protean forms in Shakespeare's sonnets and A lover's complaint / Margaret Healy
25. The enigma of A lover's complaint / Catherine Bates
Appendix: the 1609 text of Shakespeare's sonnets and A lover's complaint