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By Mark Jay Mirsky

ISBN-10: 1611470269

ISBN-13: 9781611470260

The Drama in Shakespeare's Sonnets: "A Satire to Decay" is a piece of detective scholarship. not able to think that England's nice dramatist might put up a series of sonnets with no plot, Mark Jay Mirsky, novelist, playwright, and professor of English, proposes an answer to a riddle that has pissed off students and poets alike. Arguing that the Sonnets aren't only a "higgledy piggledy" selection of poems yet have been installed order through Shakespeare himself, and drawing at the insights of numerous of the Sonnets' most suitable modern students, Mirsky examines the Sonnets poem through poem to invite what's the tale of the entire.

Mirsky takes Shakespeare at his personal notice in Sonnet a hundred, the place the poet, tongue in cheek, advises his lover to treat "time's spoils"–in this situation, "any wrinkle graven" in his cheek–as yet "a satire to decay." the relaxation is clearly double-edged, however it is also learn as a reflect of Shakespeare's "satire" on himself, as though to compliment his personal wrinkles, and displays the poet's purpose in assembling the Sonnets to satirize the playwright's personal "decay" as a guy and a lover.

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