Poetry, History, and Culture

  • Authors
  • Jonathan Hart

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

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      Pages 1-13
  3. Poetry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
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      Pages 17-28
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  4. Culture and History

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 211-268

About this book


In this stunning reinterpretation of Shakespeare s works, Jonathan Hart explores key topics such as love, lust, time, culture, and history to unlock the Bard s brilliant fictional worlds. From an in-depth look at the private and public myths of love in the narrative poems, through an examination of time in the sonnets, to a discussion of gender in the major history plays, this book offers close readings and new perspectives. Delving into the text and context of a wide range of poems and plays, Hart brings his wealth of experience to bear on Shakespeare s representation of history.


culture England gender history history of literature Italy Lighting poetry William Shakespeare

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