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Bottom: On Shakespeare - Zukofsky, Louis, Professor, and Zukofsky, Celia Thaew
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Written between 1947 and 1960 and first published in 1963, the prose work in the first of these two volumes reflects Louis Zukofsky's ongoing obsession with Shakespeare--whose plays he had first seen performed in Yiddish--and is central to understanding Zukofsky's work. Tracing the themes of knowledge, love and physical vision ("the eyes have it") through both Shakespeare's plays and the poetry, Bottom: On Shakespeare is more than a compendious act of homage by one poet to another. In effect, it lays out Zukofsky's poetics ...

Bottom: On Shakespeare 2002, Wesleyan, Middletown, CT

ISBN-13: 9780819565488

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Bottom: On Shakespeare 1988, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520048515

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