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The World of Shakespeare's Sonnets: An Introduction
by Robert Matz
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0786432195, Paperback)Choice Outstanding Academic Title
Of Shakespeare's sonnets we know the crystalline meter, exquisite diction, and exhilarating surprise of the "turn" in the final couplet. By contrast, we know very little of their subjects and motives. This book does not approach the sonnets as Shakespearean autobiography but instead delineates the customs that shaped the poet's world and thus his sonnets. It argues for understanding them as brilliant, edgy expressions of the equally brilliant, edgy culture of the English Renaissance.
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"Of Shakespeare's sonnets we know many details but little of their subjects and motives. This book delineates the customs and beliefs that shaped the sonnets, Shakespeare's life and world, and considers them in that context. This book argues for understanding the sonnets in their time, as this poet's edgy expression of the edgy culture of the English Renaissance"--Provided by publisher.
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