On Shakespeare and Early Modern Literature: Essays

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Oxford University Press, 2004 - Literary Criticism - 266 pages
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This richly informed collection brings together his essays on such major figures as Sir Philip Sidney and Milton, but also less celebrated writers, including Thomas Carew and, in a new piece, William Drummond, to reconfigure the familiar and help extend the canon. Shakespeare looms large in this volume and his poems, plays and influence on Keats, are the subject of half the book.
 

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Contents

SHAKESPEARE AS REVISER 1987
3
KEATS AND LUCRECE 19SS
41
HENRYIVAND THE DEATH OF OLD DOUBLE 1990
66
SECRECY AND GOSSIP IN TWELFTH NIGHT1997
89
THE EDITOR AS READER CONSTRUCTING
115
ASTROPHILS TRAGICOMEDY 1992
138
WILLIAM DRUMMOND AND THE BRITISH
152
THOMAS CAREW 1988
181
MILTON AND THE NIGHTINGALE 1992
217
REVENGE TRAGEDY REVISITED 164916831997
230
Index
255
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John Kerrigan was born and brought up in Liverpool, educated at Oxford, and now teaches at Cambridge. He has published extensively on early modern literature, especially Shakespeare, on Romantic poetry, and on contemporary writing. His edition of Shakespeare's Sonnets and A Lover's Complaint
(1986, often reprinted) was widely acclaimed, and his study of Revenge Tragedy: Aeschylus to Armageddon (1996) won the Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism. In addition to editions and monographs, he has written numerous articles for the (London) Times Literary Supplement and the London Review
of Books, and poetry reviews for "little" magazines. Internationally prominent, he has lectured throughout Britain, Ireland, Europe and North America.

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