Shakespeare's Sonnets

Critical Essays

Edited by James Schiffer

© 2000 – Routledge

496 pages

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About the Book

Shakespeare's Sonnets: Critical Essays is the essential Sonnets anthology for our time. This important collection focuses exclusively on contemporary criticism of the Sonnets, reprinting three highly influential essays from the past decade and including sixteen original analyses by leading scholars in the field. The contributors' diverse approaches range from the new historicism to the new bibliography, from formalism to feminism, from reception theory to cultural materialism, and from biographical criticism to queer theory. In addition, James Schiffer's introduction offers a comprehensive survey of 400 years of criticism of these fascinating, enigmatic poems.


"unquestionably the essay collection that best represents the Shakespeare sonnet criticism of this last decade. The essays are fresh, exciting, and insightful; unpretentious, solid, and articulate." -- Sixteenth Century Journal

About the Editor

James Schiffer is currently Professor and Head of the English Department at Northern Michigan University.

About the Series

Shakespeare Criticism

These comprehensive critical collections are a must-have for students, libraries and scholars alike. Each volume gathers the most influential criticism, key contemporary interpretations and reviews of the most influential productions of Shakespeare's masterworks.

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