That Shakespeherian Rag
Essays on a Critical Process
By (author) Terence Hawkes
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That Shakespeherian Rag by Terence Hawkes
Book DescriptionFirst published in 1986. This collection of essays focuses on the ways in which our society 'processes' Shakespeare and the purposes for which this seems to be done. The case is made by examining the work of four highly influential critics: A C Bradley, Walter Raleigh, T S Eliot and John Dover Wilson. Terence Hawkes asks whether, beyond the readings to which the plays may be subjected, there lies any final, authoritative or essential meaning to which we can ultimately turn, concluding that jazz music offers the most fruitful model for twentieth-century criticism.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415489003
(216mm x 140mm x 8mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Terence Hawkes
Presentist Shakespeares, Paperback (November 2006)
Featuring a list of contributors, this collection of readings adopts an approach to Shakespeare by focusing on the principles of 'presentism', a critical movement that takes account of the continual dialogue between past and present.
Structuralism and Semiotics, Paperback (July 2003)
This guide discusses the nature and development of structuralism and semiotics. It calls for a new critical awareness of the ways in which we communicate and draws attention to their implications for our society.
Shakespeare in the Present, Hardback (July 2002)» View all books by Terence Hawkes
This is a stunning collection of essays by Terence Hawkes, which engage with, explain, and explore 'presentism', a new notion of literary criticism. This book suggests ways in which its principles may be applied to aspects of Shakespeare's plays.
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Author Biography - Terence Hawkes
University of Cardiff, UK Emeritus Professor of English, Cardiff University, UK
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