A Poet's Notebook (Bloomsbury Reader) by Edith Sitwell

By Edith Sitwell

First released in 1943, it is a number of writings from Dr. Sitwell's deepest notebooks. It contains essays on prosody, the position of the poet, the character of poetry, and comprises her complete size paintings 'A pc on William Shakespeare', in addition to dialogue of Chaucer, Herrick, Wordsworth, Pope and Byron among others.

The part on Shakespeare involves essays at the basic element of the performs - these nice hymns to the main and the respect of lifestyles. There are lengthy essays on King Lear, Macbeth, Othello, and Hamlet. pass over Sitwell believes, with all humility, that she has came across new assets of the muse of King Lear, throwing a brand new mild traditionally play , and giving us new desiring to the mad scenes, of an unsurpassable grandeur, intensity and terror. There are essays on a number of the comedies, and lengthy passages in regards to the Fools and Clowns, all of which serve to illiminate Shakespeare's robust and many-sided genius.

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