The Sonnets and Narrative Poems

If William Shakespeare had never written a single play, if his reputation rested entirely upon the substantial and sterling body of nondramatic verse he left behind, he would still hold the position he does in the hierarchy of world literature The strikingly modern sonnets intimate, baroque, and expansive at once the invigorating narratives drawn from classical subjects If William Shakespeare had never written a single play, if his reputation rested entirely upon the substantial and sterling body of nondramatic verse he left behind, he would still hold the position he does in the hierarchy of world literature The strikingly modern sonnets intimate, baroque, and expansive at once the invigorating narratives drawn from classical subjects and the flawless lyricism represented by a poem like The Phoenix and the Turtle permanently deepen our understanding of the multiplicity and extravagant energy of our greatest poet Book Jacket Status Not Jacketed
The Sonnets and Narrative Poems If William Shakespeare had never written a single play if his reputation rested entirely upon the substantial and sterling body of nondramatic verse he left behind he would still hold the position h

  • Title: The Sonnets and Narrative Poems
  • Author: William Shakespeare Sylvan Barnet William Burto
  • ISBN: 9780679417415
  • Page: 162
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “The Sonnets and Narrative Poems”

    1. What can you say that hasn't been said about the works of one of the most brilliant minds who ever lived? All superlatives elude me. Only the Ancient Greek playwrights are his equals. All others pale in comparison. Unfortunately, so many are turned-off to Shakespeare because of their introduction to him in high school. What a pity. Shakespeare is to be watched! Reading him is a poor substitute. If you can readily understand the English language of his day, he is easy to read, but few are adept a [...]

    2. If only I could still quote from this book off the top of my head, I would feel far more cultured and worldly. Nevertheless, many of these sonnets are sufficiently easy to read in the 21st century that one doesn't have to strain themselves to see the beauty and the truth behind them.

    3. Every human being should read this at some point in their lives. It will enrich them, as it did me.

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