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Shakespeare and the Anagram: Shakespeare Lecture

Christopher Ricks

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 121, 2002 Lectures

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263037
eISBN:
9780191734007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263037.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture attempts to make a good claim on behalf of anagrams as capable of being a true assistance to art. This claim asks what the lecture proffers to be something of an anthology. It recollects ... More


Typography, Genre, and Authorship in The Passionate Pilgrim (1599) and Shake-speares Sonnets (1609)

Erin A. McCarthy

in Doubtful Readers: Print, Poetry, and the Reading Public in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198836476
eISBN:
9780191873713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836476.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter argues that Thomas Thorpe’s 1609 edition of Shake-speares Sonnets was stymied by the success of The Passionate Pilgrim, a poetry collection first published by William Jaggard in 1599 and ... More


Shakespeare as Professional: The Economy of Revision in Sonnets 1–60

William J. Kennedy

in Petrarchism at Work: Contextual Economies in the Age of Shakespeare

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700019
eISBN:
9781501703812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700019.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter considers Shakespeare’s editorial practices in Sonnets 1–60. In them, the strange combination of early rare and late rare words suggests late revisions of early drafts, and the ... More


To Possess Is Not to Own: The Cost of the Dark Lady and the Young Man

William J. Kennedy

in Petrarchism at Work: Contextual Economies in the Age of Shakespeare

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700019
eISBN:
9781501703812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700019.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter considers what a habit of compilation and revision might mean to Shakespeare in economic terms as he prepared his sonnets before selling them for publication. On all counts, the ... More


Polish and Skill: Will’s Interest and Self-Interest in Sonnets 61–99

William J. Kennedy

in Petrarchism at Work: Contextual Economies in the Age of Shakespeare

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700019
eISBN:
9781501703812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700019.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter argues that while the narrative order of Shakespeare’s sonnets 61–99 remains especially untidy, this group has two focal points, each projecting important economic concerns. For ... More


Owning Up to Furor: The “Poets’ War” and Its Aftermath in Sonnets 100–126

William J. Kennedy

in Petrarchism at Work: Contextual Economies in the Age of Shakespeare

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700019
eISBN:
9781501703812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700019.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter explores the influences of the so-called “poets’ war” in the Sonnets 100–126. Most of these poems belonged to a period when Shakespeare faced competition posed by a new generation of ... More


The New Poetry beyond the Complaints

in 'The New Poet': Novelty and Tradition in Spenser's Complaints

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238034
eISBN:
9781846313660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313660.009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter considers the further implications of the innovatory poetic Spenser proposes in the major Complaints. Inevitably, this inquiry will repudiate the suggestion that Spenser's poems are work ... More


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