Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - An Essay on King Lear by S. L. Goldberg

Professor Goldberg offers a reading of King Lear that avoids the pitfall alternatives of idealism, moralism, absurdism, and redemptionist sentimentality. He sees the play as a challenge to our moral sense and our need for a feeling of natural justice, but as undercutting all easy answers. That it does not permit them is one of its main points. The essay traces a developing response to the whole of the action as it proceeds, making no premature judgments. It springs from a considered sense of what a poetic drama is and how it works: especially how it presents 'character' and how the views of the characters relate to the whole intention of the play and the author's own vision of life. Many readers are likely to think this the most satisfactory attempt they have yet read to do justice to this great play; because Professor Goldberg responds to it with intelligence and sensitivity, because he does not impose a ready-made meaning on it, and because he has thought about Shakespearean drama in a way which makes this brief book a distinct stage in the history of criticism sincce Bradley and Wilson Knight.

Buy An Essay on King Lear by S. L. Goldberg from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521098311
ISBN-10: 0521098319
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 129mm x 12mm)
Pages: 204
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 25-Apr-1974
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - An Essay on King Lear by S. L. Goldberg

Book Reviews - An Essay on King Lear by S. L. Goldberg

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Essay on King Lear book by S. L. Goldberg and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Books By S. L. Goldberg

Agents and Lives by S. L. Goldberg
Paperback, January 2009
Australian Cultural History by S. L. Goldberg
Paperback, July 1989