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Hamlet and the Vision of Darkness

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Hamlet and the Vision of Darkness
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  1. Beskrivelse

    11 halftones.

  2. Yderligere info
    Udgivelsesdato:
    24-10-2017
    Sprog:
    Engelsk
    ISBN13:
    9780691166841
    Sidetal:
    392
    Vægt:
    680 g
    Bredde:
    152 mm
    Højde:
    235 mm
    Mærkat:
    Bog, hardback
    Format:
    Hardback
    • Bibliotekernes beskrivelse

      Hamlet and the Vision of Darkness is a radical new interpretation of the most famous play in the English language. By exploring Shakespeare's engagements with the humanist traditions of early modern England and Europe, Rhodri Lewis reveals a Hamlet unseen for centuries: an innovative, coherent, and exhilaratingly bleak tragedy in which the governing ideologies of Shakespeare's age are scrupulously upended. This book establishes that life in Elsinore is measured not by virtue but by the deceptions and grim brutality of the hunt. It also shows that Shakespeare most vividly represents this reality in the character of Hamlet: his habits of thought and speech depend on the cultures of pretence that he affects to disdain, ensuring his alienation from both himself and the world around him. Lewis recovers a work of far greater magnitude than the tragedy of a young man who cannot make up his mind. He shows that in Hamlet, as in King Lear, Shakespeare confronts his audiences with a universe that received ideas are powerless to illuminate--and where everyone must find their own way through the dark.A major contribution to Shakespeare studies, this book is required reading for all students of early modern literature, drama, culture, and history.

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