By Edith Sitwell

First released in 1943, this can be a collection of writings from Dr. Sitwell's inner most notebooks. It comprises essays on prosody, the position of the poet, the character of poetry, and comprises her complete size paintings 'A pc on William Shakespeare', in addition to dialogue of Chaucer, Herrick, Wordsworth, Pope and Byron among others.

The part on Shakespeare comprises essays at the common element of the performs - these nice hymns to the primary and the respect of existence. There are lengthy essays on King Lear, Macbeth, Othello, and Hamlet. omit Sitwell believes, with all humility, that she has found new assets of the muse of King Lear, throwing a brand new mild usually play , and giving us new aspiring to the mad scenes, of an unsurpassable grandeur, intensity and terror. There are essays on a number of the comedies, and lengthy passages in regards to the Fools and Clowns, all of which serve to illiminate Shakespeare's strong and many-sided genius.

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