LBB Book Club: Shakespeare Festival Reads discusses The Sonnets and Other Poems

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 - 7:00pm

Tuesday, November 15th, 7pm
Left Bank Books Online Meeting

Join Shakespeare Festival Reads for a reading group discussion of The Sonnets and Other Poems by William Shakespeare (Will be reading Venus and Adonis and other selected sonnets to be announced).

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Shakespeare became famous as a dazzling poet before most people even knew that he wrote plays. His sonnets are the English language’s most extraordinary anatomy of love in all its dimensions–desire and despair, longing and loss, adoration and disgust. To read them is to confront morality and eternity in the same breath. Produced under the editorial supervision of Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen, two of today’s most accomplished Shakespearean scholars, The Sonnets and Other Poems includes all of Shakespeare’s sonnets, the long narrative poems “Venus and Adonis” and “The Rape of Lucrece,” and several other shorter works.

Incorporating definitive texts and authoritative notes from William Shakespeare: Complete Works, this unique volume also includes an expanded Introduction by Jonathan Bate that places the poems in literary and historical context and illuminates their relationship to Shakespeare’s dramatic writing. Also featured are key facts about the individual selections; an index of the first lines of the sonnets; a chronology of Shakespeare’s life and times; and recommendations for further reading.

Ideal for students and general readers alike, this modern and accessible edition sets a new standard in Shakespearean literature for the twenty-first century.

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The Sonnets and Other Poems (Modern Library Classics) By William Shakespeare, Jonathan Bate (Editor), Eric Rasmussen (Editor) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812969207
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Published: Modern Library - April 14th, 2009

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