From Library Journal
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I enjoyed MS Vendler's Emily Dickinson book and hoped this would lead me through the sonnet thicket. It may yet, but I'm struggling, and I fear I may need more hand holding.Published 24 days ago by Allan D Goldman
There are lots of great shakespeare books. This is one of them. For a director or an actor, its a complete explication of sound, meaning and verse structure in Shakespeare. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jul
Though one might not agree with everything Helen Vendler says, this work does provide an awful lot of food for thought. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Chris
Excellent commentary on Shakespeare's Sonnets from a sensitive scholar; Vendler provides enlightening analysis of each sonnet.Published 5 months ago by Joan M. Hall
One more book devoted to William. How can much more be said?Published 8 months ago by Matthew Weiner
Excellent scholarly examination of the sonnets in great detail, for their art, without much concern for the circumstances of their writing,Published 13 months ago by Paul Yergin
I like the book's format: each sonnet is presented as originally published in the early 17th century and a modern version is presented below it and on the same page. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Anita
This was a gift to a relative who's into Shakespeare's sonnets. I have no opinion of the book. But I do know that it's regarded as superb.Published 16 months ago by Calvin F. Senning
Unique insight and commentary, and essential balance to Booth, Duncan-Jones, and Patterson (all of whom are also essential Sonnet resources!)Published 18 months ago by Brian Myers Cooper