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Naming Thy Name: Cross Talk in Shakespeare's Sonnets By Elaine Scarry,

  • Title: Naming Thy Name: Cross Talk in Shakespeare's Sonnets
  • Author: Elaine Scarry
  • ISBN: 9780374279936
  • Page: 334
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Shakespeare s sonnets are indisputably the most enigmatic and enduring love poems written in English They also may be the most often argued over sequence of love poems in any language to date But what is it that continues to elude us While it is in part the spellbinding incantations, the hide and seek of sound and meaning, it is also the mystery of the noble youth to whShakespeare s sonnets are indisputably the most enigmatic and enduring love poems written in English They also may be the most often argued over sequence of love poems in any language to date But what is it that continues to elude us While it is in part the spellbinding incantations, the hide and seek of sound and meaning, it is also the mystery of the noble youth to whom he makes a promise the promise that he will survive in the breath and speech and minds of all of those who ever read these sonnets How can such promises be fulfilled if no name is actually given Scarry asks, and this book is the answer.Naming Thy Name lays bare William Shakespeare s devotion to a beloved whom he not only names but names repeatedly in a love affair immortalized in the microtexture of the sonnets, in their overarching architecture, and in their deep fabric By naming his name, Scarry enables us to hear clearly a lover s call and the beloved s response for the very first time Here, over the course of many poems, are two poets in conversation, in love, speaking and listening, writing and writing back.In a true work of alchemy, Elaine Scarry, one of America s most innovative and passionate thinkers, brilliantly synthesizes textual analysis, literary criticism, and historiography in pursuit of the haunting call and recall of Shakespeare s verse, and that of his now at last named beloved friend.
    Naming Thy Name Cross Talk in Shakespeare s Sonnets Shakespeare s sonnets are indisputably the most enigmatic and enduring love poems written in English They also may be the most often argued over sequence of love poems in any language to date But what

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    1. For fans of the sonnets, this is a very interesting read The author purports to have identified the fair haired member of the love triangle, and based on the evidence she provides, I believe she has done so She also identifies King James as the rival poet Some of the evidence that she provides feels like it requires too much credulity on its own, but nonetheless the overall identification feels right The last couple of chapters get into highly speculative mode, and I hesitate to put much belief [...]

    2. 2.5 5 No, sorry, not buying the author s argument as to the identity of the Fair Youth of the sonnets Too much special pleading to really make a believable case.

    3. My review of this book appears in the February 2017 edition of Historical Novels Review Elaine Scarry, a celebrated literary scholar known for her interdisciplinary approaches to the study of poetry, culture, philosophy, and art, has joined Oscar Wilde, A L Rowse, and many others in attempting to unmask the mysterious subject of Shakespeare s immortal love sonnets Her meticulous analysis of Shakespeare s love sonnets has yielded, she argues, the long sought after identity of the beloved young ma [...]

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