Naming Thy Name
Cross Talk in Shakespeare's Sonnets
ISBN10: 0374537232 ISBN13: 9780374537234 Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux Published: Dec 12 2017 Pages: 291 Weight: 0.80lbs. Height: 8.75" Width: 5.75" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
A fascinating case for the identity of Shakespeare’s beautiful young man Shakespeare’s sonnets are indisputably the most enigmatic and enduring love poems written in English. They also may be the most often argued-over sequence of love poems in any language. But what is it that continues to elude us? While it is in part the spellbinding incantations, the hide-and-seek of sound and meaning, it is also the mystery of the noble youth to whom Shakespeare makes a promise—the promise that he will survive in the breath and speech and minds of all those who read these sonnets. “How can such promises be fulfilled if no name is actually given?