First published in 1961. 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 ...

Themes and Variations in Shakespeare's Sonnets 2010, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9780415612241

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Themes and Variations in Shakespeare's Sonnets 2005, Routledge, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780415352956

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