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Policy in Love: Lyric and Public in Ovid, Petrarch, and Shakespeare Christopher Martin

Policy in Love: Lyric and Public in Ovid, Petrarch, and Shakespeare

Christopher Martin

Published January 1st 1994
ISBN : 9780820702605
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226 pages
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Contributing to a new understanding of European love poetry, this book engages in close readings of three major texts: Ovids Amores, Petrarchs Canzonier and Shakespeares Sonnets. It highlights textual indications that these lyric poets are awareMoreContributing to a new understanding of European love poetry, this book engages in close readings of three major texts: Ovids Amores, Petrarchs Canzonier and Shakespeares Sonnets. It highlights textual indications that these lyric poets are aware of a public audience for love poems that have often been characterized as primarily personal and private. It explores the ways in which the poet negotiates the competing demands of intimacy and audience.