More Details about Themes And Variations In Shakespeares Sonnets

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Author(s)Leishman and Jb
PublisherT and F India
ISBN9780415612241
Pages256
BindingPaperback
LanguageEnglish
Publish YearJanuary 2015

Description

This study analyses Shakespeare's treatment of the universal themes of Beauty, Love and Time. He compares Shakespeare with other great poets and sonnet writers - Pindar, Horace and Ovid, with Petrarch, Tasso and Ronsart, with Shakespeare's own English predecessors and contemporaries, notably Spenser, Daniel and Drayton and with John Donne. By discussing their resemblances and differences, a not altogether orthodox picture of Shakespeare's attitude to life is presented, which suggests that he was not as phlegmatic and equable a person as critics have often supposed.