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Shakespeare and the Goddess of Complete Being

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Product description

First published in 1992, this revised paperback edition first published in 1993. There are 3 or 4 faint pencil markings on the edge of paragraphs to highlight them, otherwise pages are clean and unmarked. Paperback cover has a fair amount of wear, spine is very creased and some wear to the edges. Top edge of front cover has been fixed with tape (but this is isn't visible from the front).

This critical work on Shakespeare attempts to show his complete works - dramatic and poetic - as a single, tightly-integrated, evolving organism. Identifying Shakespeare's use in the poems "Venus and Adonis" and "The Rape of Lucrece", of the two most significant religious myths of the archaic world, Hughes argues that these myths later provided Shakespeare with templates for the construction of every play from "All's Well that Ends Well" to "The Tempest". He also argues that this development, in turn, represented his poetic exploration of conflicts within the "living myth" of the English Reformation. The claim is a large one, but Hughes supports his thesis with a painstakingly close analysis of language, plots and characters.

Item details

Author(s):
Ted Hughes
Condition:
Fair
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0571168248
ISBN-13:
9780571168248
Number of pages:
524
Publisher:
Faber and Faber
Title:
Shakespeare and the Goddess of Complete Being

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First published in 1992, this revised paperback edition first published in 1993. There are 3 or 4 faint pencil markings on the edge of paragraphs to highlight them, otherwise pages are clean and unmarked. Paperback cover has a fair amount of wear, spine is very creased and some wear to the edges. Top edge of front cover has been fixed with tape (but this is isn't visible from the front).

This critical work on Shakespeare attempts to show his complete works - dramatic and poetic - as a single, tightly-integrated, evolving organism. Identifying Shakespeare's use in the poems "Venus and Adonis" and "The Rape of Lucrece", of the two most significant religious myths of the archaic world, Hughes argues that these myths later provided Shakespeare with templates for the construction of every play from "All's Well that Ends Well" to "The Tempest". He also argues that this development, in turn, represented his poetic exploration of conflicts within the "living myth" of the English Reformation. The claim is a large one, but Hughes supports his thesis with a painstakingly close analysis of language, plots and characters.

Author(s):
Ted Hughes
Condition:
Fair
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0571168248
ISBN-13:
9780571168248
Number of pages:
524
Publisher:
Faber and Faber
Title:
Shakespeare and the Goddess of Complete Being

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