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Jonathan Bate

  • English Literature: A Very Short Introduction discusses why literature matters, how narrative works, and what is distinctly English about English literature. Jonathan Bate considers how we determine the content of the field, and looks at the three major kinds of imaginative literature - English poetry, English drama and The English novel.

    Publisher : OUP Oxford
    published : 2010
  • ?One man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages.? In this illuminating, innovative biography, Jonathan Bate, one of today?s most accomplished Shakespearean scholars, has found a fascinating new way to tell the story of the great dramatist. Using the Bard?s own immortal list of a man?s seven ages in As You Like It , Bate deduces the...

    Publisher : Random House Publishing Group
    published : 2009
  • First published in 1991, Romantic Ecology reassesses the poetry of William Wordsworth in the context of the abiding pastoral tradition in English Literature. Jonathan Bate explores the politics of poetry and argues that contrary to critics who suggest that the Wordsworth was a reactionary who failed to represent the harsh economic reality of his...

    Publisher : Taylor and Francis
    published : 2013
  • Ted Hughes, Poet Laureate, was one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. He was one of Britain's most important poets, his work infused with myth; a love of nature, conservation, and ecology; of fishing and beasts in brooding landscapes. With an equal gift for poetry and prose, and with a soul as capacious as any poet in history, he was...

    Publisher : HarperCollins
    published : 2015
  • The long-awaited literary biography of the supreme "poets' poet" John Clare (1793-1864) is the greatest labouring-class poet that England has ever produced. No one has ever written more powerfully of nature, of a rural childhood, and of the alienated and unstable self, but until now he has never been the subject of a comprehensive literary biography....

    Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    published : 2016
  • Ted Hughes, Poet Laureate, was one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. He was one of Britain?s most important poets. With an equal gift for poetry and prose, he was also a prolific children?s writer and has been hailed as the greatest English letterwriter since John Keats. His magnetic personality and insatiable appetite for friendship,...

    Publisher : HarperCollins
    published : 2016
  • ?A young man married is a man that?s marr?d.? ?All?s Well That Ends Well Eminent Shakespearean scholars Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen provide a fresh new edition of this classic play about gender, desire, and sexual love.   THIS VOLUME ALSO INCLUDES MORE THAN A HUNDRED PAGES OF EXCLUSIVE FEATURES:   ? an original Introduction to All?s...

    Publisher : Random House Publishing Group
    published : 2011
  • One of the greatest plays of all time, the compelling tragedy of the tormented young prince of Denmark continues to capture the imaginations of modern audiences worldwide. Confronted with evidence that his uncle murdered his father, and with his mother?s infidelity, Hamlet must find a means of reconciling his longing for oblivion with his duty as avenger....

    Publisher : Random House Publishing Group
    published : 2008
  • This joyous play, the last comedy of Shakespeare's career, sums up his stagecraft with a display of seemingly effortless skill. Prospero, exiled Duke of Milan, living on an enchanted island, has the opportunity to punish and forgive his enemies when he raises a tempest that drives them ashore?as well as to forestall a rebellion, to arrange the meeting...

    Publisher : Random House Publishing Group
    published : 2008
  • A king foolishly divides his kingdom between his scheming two oldest daughters and estranges himself from the daughter who loves him. So begins this profoundly moving and disturbing tragedy that, perhaps more than any other work in literature, challenges the notion of a coherent and just universe. The king and others pay dearly for their shortcomings?as...

    Publisher : Random House Publishing Group
    published : 2009