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Shakespearean Perspectives : Essays on Poetic Negotiation (Hardcover) (David Lucking)
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David Lucking sees Shakespeare’s plays as negotiating tensions between a number of alternative, and sometimes mutually antagonistic perspectives. Some of these perspectives are associated with particular languages, cultures and texts, while others involve philosophical issues such as the nature of personal ontology and distinctions between reality and dream, being and nothingness. In elaborating his insights Lucking draws extensive comparisons with Lucretius’ De Rerum Natura, and between Sophocles’ Theban plays and King Lear, and he also pays close attention to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Henry V, Julius Caesar, Hamlet, and Antony and Cleopatra. Re-assessing a wide range of earlier commentary, his nine essays confirm the lasting value of apposite contextualization in tandem with detailed close reading.
Number of Pages: 214
Genre: Literary Criticism
Series Title: Fillm Studies in Languages and Literatures
Publisher: John Benjamins Pub Co
Author: David Lucking
Street Date: March 14, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-41-3656
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