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Boyd, Brian, 1952-
Why lyrics last : evolution, cognition, and Shakespeare's sonnets / Brian Boyd
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2012
book jacket
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 4th Floor  PR2848 .B68 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Sonnets
Subject(s) Sonnets, English -- History and criticism
Lyric poetry -- History and criticism
Physical Description x, 227 p. ; 22 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Story and verse -- Lyrics unlinked -- Poetry, pattern, and attention -- Lyric and sonnet -- A first Shakespeare sonnet -- From sonnet to sequence -- Love: the mistress -- Love and time: the youth -- Beyond love -- Status -- Death -- Shake-speares sonnets, 1609 -- Lyric and narrative -- Envoi: verse and aversion
Summary Argues that lyric making is universal across cultures, and uses the example of Shakespeare's "Sonnets" to showcase the human disposition to play with lyrical patterns

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