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Lectures on Shakespeare (W. H. Auden: Critical Edi&hellip by W. H. Auden
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This marvellous book, Lectures on Shakespeare, brings into book form a series of lectures given by Auden over fifty years ago to students in America. The book affords us the opportunity to share in Auden's thoughts about Shakespeare but also, and equally importantly, how his reading and understanding of Shakespeare adds to his own personal development. Auden brings his usual perceptive and poetic sensibility to his reading of the plays and sonnets in order to bring them to life. His readings are imaginatively grounded in psychological and sociological realities. These readings are mediated through authors whom Auden was reading at the time: Kierkegaard, Pascal, Buber, St. Augustine and… Read more