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Shakespeare's Individualism

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Shakespeare's Individualism by Peter Holbrook
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Providing a provocative and original perspective on Shakespeare, Peter Holbrook argues that Shakespeare is an author friendly to such essentially modern and unruly notions as individuality, freedom, self-realization and authenticity. These expressive values vivify Shakespeare's own writing; they also form a continuous, and a central, part of the Shakespearean tradition. Engaging with the theme of the individual will in specific plays and poems, and examining a range of libertarian-minded scholarly and literary responses to Shakespeare over time, Shakespeare's Individualism advances the proposition that one of the key reasons for reading Shakespeare today is his commitment to individual liberty - even as we recognize that freedom is not just an indispensable ideal but also, potentially, a dangerous one. Engagingly written and jargon free, this book demonstrates that Shakespeare has important things to say about fundamental issues of human existence.

Author Biography

Peter Holbrook teaches English Literature at the University of Queensland.
Release date Australia
January 21st, 2010
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
260
Dimensions
152x228x19
ISBN-13
9780521760676
Product ID
3672365

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