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Chosen for June 2009 PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE COLLECTION for Non-Fiction
ISBN: 9780856832468 - Hardback
Almost a library in one volume, this unusual book, written by an accomplished poet, examines the 4000 years old phenomenon of poetry. It explains the underlying power of this art form and how its effect is exerted over human hearts and understanding.
ISBN: 9780856832949 - Paperback
'Original and stimulating ... Mr Vyvyan's thesis is important and serious: serious in the sense that his reading of the plays and his supporting reading into Shakespeare's climate of ideas is deep, connected and wide.' Times Literary Supplement
ISBN: 9780856832253 - Paperback
This book reveals the philosophy which enabled Shakespeare to write of such universal themes as the harmony and disharmony between nations and princes, and the inner conflicts of mind and soul in men and women whose natures and desires are not confined to any particular age.
ISBN: 9780856832932 - Paperback
'...more perceptive and convincing than a great deal that has ever been written on the subject 'close and attentive scholarship 'shrewd and ingenious observations.' A.L. Rowse, Daily Telegraph
ISBN: 9780856831881 - Paperback
'The book's worth lies in its world-wide comprehensiveness - his research has been superb.' Luke McKernan, Head of Information, British Universities Film & Video Council.
ISBN: 9780856832840 - Paperback
'The most original book about Shakespeare I have ever read.' Christopher Booker
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