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Shakespeare by Mark Van Doren

Shakespeare (1939)

by Mark Van Doren

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Van Doren has written an interesting book. The author's basic conception of Shakespeare is that he was a poet more interested in life than in art.

  TriMosaic | Dec 14, 2014 |
A sleeper. ( )
  Porius | Oct 11, 2008 |
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This legendary book by an esteemed poet and beloved professor at Columbia University features a series of smart, witty, deeply perceptive essays about each of Shakespeare's plays, together with a further discussion of the poems. Writing with an incomparable knowledge of his subject but without a hint of pedantry, Van Doren elucidates both the astonishing boldness and myriad subtleties of Shakespeare's protean art. His Shakespeare is a book to be treasured by both new and longtime students of the Bard.

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