Lectures on Shakespeare
Faber & Faber, 2000 - 398 pagine
In New York in 1946-7 Auden undertook to lecture informally on all Shakespeare's plays (except Titus Andronicus and The Merry Wives of Windsor) as well as the Sonnets. Since he believed that 'criticism is live conversation' he discarded his manuscript after each session and it is only thanks to his friend and secretary, Alan Ansen, and some other members of the audience, that the text of this brilliant critical and intellectual feat has been recovered. Some passages were later re-worked in The Dyer's Hand but essentially this is a fresh, exhilarating and witty new experience for Auden's admirers, and an extraordinary addition to the canon of Shakespeare commentaries.
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LibraryThing ReviewRecensione dell'utente - TyUnglebower - LibraryThing
Far too pompous and long winded. Some accuse Auden of making things too common and accessible. Not only do I not agree that that is possible, I certainly do not agree he did it. Not in this book of ... Leggi recensione completa
LECTURES ON SHAKESPEARERecensione dell'utente - Kirkus
Lectures on Shakespeare delivered by British poet and critic Auden in 1946 at the New School for Social Research in New York, carefully reconstructed by Kirsch from students' notes.While Auden ... Leggi recensione completa