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An Essay on 'King Lear'

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Paperback; spine is sunned. Professor Goldberg offers a reading of King Lear that avoids the pitfall alternatives of idealism, moralism, absurdism, and redemptionist sentimentality. He sees the play as a challenge to our moral sense and our need for a feeling of natural justice, but as undercutting all easy answers. That it does not permit them is one of its main points. The essay traces a developing response to the whole of the action as it proceeds, making no premature judgments. It springs from a considered sense of what a poetic drama is and how it works: especially how it presents 'character' and how the views of the characters relate to the whole intention of the play and the author's own vision of life.

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Author(s):
Goldberg, S L
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1974
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0521098319
ISBN-13:
9780521098311
Number of pages:
192
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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Paperback; spine is sunned. Professor Goldberg offers a reading of King Lear that avoids the pitfall alternatives of idealism, moralism, absurdism, and redemptionist sentimentality. He sees the play as a challenge to our moral sense and our need for a feeling of natural justice, but as undercutting all easy answers. That it does not permit them is one of its main points. The essay traces a developing response to the whole of the action as it proceeds, making no premature judgments. It springs from a considered sense of what a poetic drama is and how it works: especially how it presents 'character' and how the views of the characters relate to the whole intention of the play and the author's own vision of life.

Author(s):
Goldberg, S L
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1974
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0521098319
ISBN-13:
9780521098311
Number of pages:
192
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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