Written in English
Offprint from: Studies in English literature (Tokyo), [?1968].
For there is a curious ambivalence about the human soul: it can love and hate the same object at the same time with almost equal force. Society suspects this. It half realizes that civilization is perpetually menaced because of this primary hostility of men toward one another. PDF | On , Maria Clara Versiani Galery published Wonder, Ambivalence and Heterotopia: The City in Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice / Assombro, ambivalência e heterotopia: a. America’s relationship to Shakespeare is notoriously ambiguous, wavering between rejection and appropriation. Among the causes of this ambivalence is the underlying tension between the democratic ideal of the United States and the association of Shakespeare with the old European feudal order, itself associated by Walt Whitman with slavery in the old South. The ambivalence of writing is such that it can be considered both an act and an interpretive process that follows after an act with which it cannot coincide. As such, it both affirms and denies its own nature.
But that hardly seems sufficient reason for Freud swallowing the whole Looney line. We need a deeper explanation, and the critic Norman Holland points to one in his book Psychoanalysis and Shakespeare, where he writes that Freud’s feelings toward Shakespeare “were not devoid of filial ambivalence.” The great man is the father we both admire and resent. Logan shows how Shakespeare's examination of the mechanics of his fellow dramatist's artistry led him to absorb and develop three especially powerful influences: Marlowe's remarkable verbal dexterity, his imaginative flexibility in reconfiguring standard notions of dramatic genres, and his astute use of ambivalence and ambiguity. English literature - English literature - Shakespeare’s works: Above all other dramatists stands William Shakespeare, a supreme genius whom it is impossible to characterize briefly. Shakespeare is unequaled as poet and intellect, but he remains elusive. His capacity for assimilation—what the poet John Keats called his “negative capability”—means that his work is comprehensively. Voluptuous Language and Ambivalence in Shakespeare Shakespeare Survey Register Recommend to librarian Print publication year: ; Online publication date: October ; Voluptuous Language and Ambivalence in Shakespeare’s Sonnets. By Mats Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this book to your organisation's.
“Shylock Is Shakespeare is a book whose risk-taking, even obsessive plunge into the living character of Shylock has succeeded in reinventing a mode of criticism long thought derelict and abandoned. Shakespeare’s power as a magician—a conjurer able to call forth and release spirits into the world—has rarely seemed as palpable or disturbing as it does in Kenneth Gross’s bold and original response.”Reviews: 4. Shylock Is Shakespeare is a book whose risk-taking, even obsessive plunge into the living character of Shylock has succeeded in reinventing a mode of criticism long thought derelict and abandoned. Shakespeare’s power as a magician—a conjurer able to call forth and release spirits into the world—has rarely seemed as palpable or disturbing as it does in Kenneth Gross’s bold and original response.”. I loved this book because it made me feel part of the story. The main characters of Chasing Shakespeares are Joe and Posy. In this book you learn about Shakespeare and his life and his friends. You are capture by the way they learn about Shakespeare but in a fun way. In this book you are inside an adventure and not in a mission/5(). You can know every word, as Bloom does, and not exhaust them. The Cleopatra book is different. Irresistible, witty, desirable and desiring, Cleopatra is elusiveness itself. Shakespeare invests plenty of ambivalence about female sexuality in her — and yet she draws us in and keeps us, down to her magnificent suicide, over which Bloom hovers.