The Sonnets And Narrative Poems: The Complete Non-Dramatic PoetryDe (autor) William Shakespeare
en Limba Engleză Paperback – 2001
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 sonnetsߝintimate, 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”ߝpermanently deepen our understanding of the multiplicity and extravagant energy of our greatest poet.
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“Shakespeare has deliberately opened up the two-character form he inherited and, as the dramatist he would become, populated the love-sequence in new and drastically more interesting ways . . . In inventive metaphorical reach alone, Shakespeare excels his predecessors . . . [He] makes the sonnet-voice ampler and more psychologically convincing than ever before.” –from the Introduction by Helen Vendler