Shakespeare's Entrails

Shakespeare's Entrails : Belief, Scepticism and the Interior of the Body

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Shakespeare's Entrails explores the connections between embodiment, knowledge and acknowledgement in Shakespeare's plays. Hillman sets out a theory of the emergence of modern subjectivity in the context of a world that was increasingly coming to see the human body as a closed system.

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Product details

  • Hardback | 277 pages
  • 144.8 x 218.4 x 27.9mm | 453.6g
  • Palgrave USA
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • Gordonsville, United States
  • English
  • 2007
  • 5 black & white illustrations, biography
  • 1403942676
  • 9781403942678
  • 2,049,404

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'students of Shakespeare will find plenty of food for thought...Hillman's discussion of the cannibalistic fantasies that pervade Hamlet and the extensive heart imagery in King Lear are particularly interesting, and his chapter on Troilus and Cressida is essential reading for anyone tackling this strange but fascinating play. Shakespeare's Entrails is another excellent addition to the Palgrave Shakespeare Studies series.' - J. D. Atkinson, British Theatre Guide 'The scope of Hillman's argument can extend to include appetite, nausea, sex, breath, faith and a more general sense of inferiority and exteriority - (o homes and kingdoms). Shakespeare's Entrails brings an essential realm of language into focus, and provides something like a small encyclopedia of viscera on the way.' - Oliver Harris, TLS"

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Table of contents

List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Introduction: Visceral Knowledge The Gastric Epic: Troilus and Cressida The Inward Man: Hamlet The Body Possessed: King Lear No Barricado for a Belly: The Winter's Tale Bibliography Index

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Review Text

'students of Shakespeare will find plenty of food for thought...Hillman's discussion of the cannibalistic fantasies that pervade Hamlet and the extensive heart imagery in King Lear are particularly interesting, and his chapter on Troilus and Cressida is essential reading for anyone tackling this strange but fascinating play. Shakespeare's Entrails is another excellent addition to the Palgrave Shakespeare Studies series.' - J. D. Atkinson, British Theatre Guide 'The scope of Hillman's argument can extend to include appetite, nau sea, sex, breath, faith and a more general sense of inferiority and exteriority - (o homes and kingdoms). Shakespeare's Entrails brings an essential realm of language into focus, and pro vides something like a small encyclopedia of viscera on the way.' - Oliver Harris, TLS

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