Shakespeare's Sonnets

Shakespeare's Sonnets

4.23 (61,257 ratings by Goodreads)

List price: US$37.50

Currently unavailable

We can notify you when this item is back in stock

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

In this new and accessible presentation of Shakespeare's sublime lyrics, David West draws on his career as a classicist to examine Shakespeare's Sonnets in a new light.The application of the techniques of classical scholarship to the sonnets results in an impressive contribution to Shakespearean studies. At a time when our familiarity with Shakespeare's language is in decline, West restores the full force of the poems' meaning to non-specialist readers with an immediacy and power that will surprise and delight.The context of each poem, its relationship with its neighbours, its argument, and the details of its language and musical effects are explained in clear terms by a master of close reading. This is literary presentation at its best - a sensitive and subtle reading of the Bard at the height of his powers.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 160 x 231.1 x 40.6mm | 816.46g
  • Overlook Press
  • London, England, United States
  • English
  • 1585679216
  • 9781585679218

Rating details

61,257 ratings
4.23 out of 5 stars
5 49% (30,119)
4 31% (19,147)
3 15% (9,322)
2 3% (1,820)
1 1% (849)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X