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This Companion represents the myriad ways of thinking about the remarkable achievement of Shakespeare's sonnets.
An authoritative reference guide and extended introduction to Shakespeare's sonnets.
Contains more than 20 newly-commissioned essays by both established and younger scholars.
Considers the form, sequence, content, literary context, editing and printing of the sonnets.
Shows how the sonnets provide a mirror in which cultures can read their own critical biases.
Informed by the latest theoretical, cultural and archival work.
About the Author
Michael Schoenfeldt is Professor of English Literature at the University of Michigan and Director of the Program in Medieval and Early Modern Studies. He is the author of Bodies and Selves in Early Modern England: Physiology and Inwardness in Spenser, Shakespeare, Herbert, and Milton (1999), Prayer and Power: George Herbert and Renaissance Courtship (1991), and co-editor of Imagining Death in Spenser and Milton (2003).