Jonathan Bate Shakespeare and Ovid

ISBN 13: 9780198129547

Shakespeare and Ovid

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9780198129547: Shakespeare and Ovid

This book, by a leading Shakespeare scholar, is the first comprehensive account of the relationship between Shakespeare and his favorite poet, Ovid. Bate examines the full range of Shakespeare's works, identifying Ovid's presence not only in the narrative poems and pastoral comedies, but also in the Sonnets and mature tragedies. Demonstrating how profoundly creative Ovid's influence was, especially in his representations of myth, metamorphosis, and sexuality, this original and elegantly written study reveals Shakespeare as an extraordinarily sophisticated reader of Ovidian myth and as a metamorphic artist as fluid and nimble as his classical original.

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Jonathan Bate is at University of Liverpool.


"Jonathan Bate, with the wind blowing briskly against him, is willing to write of Shakespeare and Ovid, separated as they are by centuries of historical turbulence....Bate's choice of Ovid as affording a means of returning to the idea of literature as transcending history seems to me both correct and very cunning....[A] marvellous book....Bate is, again and again, brilliant."--London Review of books

"Well written and accessible, the book not only enhances one's understanding of Shakespeare, but may lead students to an interest in Ovid....Highly recommended."--Choice

"Impressive in [its] scope and scholarship....Genuinely illuminating....Jonathan Bate has written the first comprehensive account of Shakespeare's relationship with the poet who influenced him the most deeply, Ovid....a fine example of scholarship put at the service of Shakespeare."--The Sunday Telegraph

"There is much to admire and to be grateful for in Shakespeare and Ovid. It is quite simply the best study of the topic that has yet appeared."--Shakespeare Quarterly

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Jonathan Bate
Published by Clarendon Press (1993)
ISBN 10: 0198129548 ISBN 13: 9780198129547
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