Palgrave Shakespeare Studies

Shakespeare and the Truth of Love

The Mystery of 'The Phoenix and Turtle'

Authors: Bednarz, J.

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A comprehensive study of Shakespeare's forgotten masterpiece The Phoenix and Turtle . Bednarz confronts the question of why one of the greatest poems in the English language is customarily ignored or misconstrued by Shakespeare biographers, literary historians, and critics.

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JAMES P. BEDNARZ is Professor of English at Long Island University, USA, where he has received the Trustees' Award for Excellence in Scholarship and the David Newton Award for Excellence in Teaching. He is the author of Shakespeare and the Poets' War (2001). He has published widely in international journals and contributed chapters to a number of high profile collections on Shakespeare and his contemporaries.

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'Plausible and outlandish theories alike are recounted extensively and entertainingly [ ] a delicate and nuanced investigation of the poem's philosophy. [ ] Bednarz's book seeks not to explain the poem so much as to define mystery as one of its integral aesthetic qualities. This it does successfully: by making no claims to be definitive, Shakespeare and the Truth of Love renders a great poem more intriguing and provocative than ever.' Hazel Wilkinson, Times Literary Supplement

'Bednarz provides a detailed examination of allegorical and metaphysical readings of Shakespeare's rarely taught 67-line poem...Highly recommended.' CHOICE


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Shakespeare and the Truth of Love
Book Subtitle
The Mystery of 'The Phoenix and Turtle'
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Shakespeare Studies
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-39332-5
DOI
10.1057/9780230393325
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-31940-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-33993-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 251
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