On Shakespeare and Early Modern Literature: Essays

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Oxford University Press, 2004 - 266 páginas
John Kerrigan is one of the foremost critics of English literature. This richly informed collection brings together his essays on such major figures as Sir Philip Sidney and Milton, but also less celebrated writers, including Thomas Carew and - in a new piece - William Drummond, to reconfigurethe familiar and help extend the canon. Shakespeare looms large; his plays and poems, and his influence on Keats, are the subject of half the book. But themes and issues are pursued from the 1580s to the late Restoration. Kerrigan acutely reassesses the nature of early modern texts-their productionand reconstruction by writers, printers, theatre companies, and readers-and their relationship with socio-political circumstance.This original and eloquent book shows what criticism can do when closely engaged with verbal fabric and form. Always alert to the scholarly and theoretical debates that have raged within literary studies, it concentrates on drawing out the distinctive qualities of poems and plays.

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SHAKESPEARE AS REVISER 1987
3
SHAKESPEARES SONNETS OF ART 1994
25
KEATS AND LUCRECE 1988
41
HENRY IVAND THE DEATH OF OLD DOUBLE 1990
89
EARLY MODERN LITERATURE
113
CONSTRUCTING RENAISSANCE TEXTS 1996
115
ASTROPHILS TRAGICOMEDY 1992
138
WILLIAM DRUMMOND AND THE BRITISH PROBLEM
153
THOMAS CAREW 1988
181
MILTON AND THE NIGHTINGALE 1992
217
REVENGE TRAGEDY REVISITED 16491683 1997
230
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John Kerrigan is Professor of English 2000 at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of St. John's College.

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