The Wheel of Fire: Interpretations of Shakespearian Tragedy

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Psychology Press, 2001 - Literary Criticism - 393 pages
Originally published in 1930, this classic of modern Shakespeare criticism proves both enlightening and innovative. Standing head and shoulders above all other Shakespearean interpretations, this is the masterwork of the brilliant English scholar, G. Wilson Knight. Founding a new and influential school of Shakespearean criticism, Wheel of Fire was Knight's first venture in the field - his writing sparkles with insight and wit, and his analyses are key to contemporary understandings of Shakespeare.
 

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Contents

On the Principles of Shakespeare Interpretation
xxi
The Embassy of Death an Essay on Hamley
15
The Pilosophy of Troilus and Cressida
48
Measure for Measure and the Gospels
77
The Othello Music
107
Brutus and Macbeth
134
Macbeth and the Metaphysic of Evil
158
King Lear and the Comedy of the Grotesque
179
The Pilgrimage of Hate an Essay on Timon of Athens
233
Shakespeare and Tolstoy
271
Symbolic Personification
281
The Shakespearian Metaphysic
289
Tolstoys Attack on Shakespeare 1934
304
Hamlet Reconsidered 1947
336
TWO NOTES ON THE TEXT OF HAMLET 1947
365
Copyright

The Lear Universe
199

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G. Wilson Knight (1897-1985). Literary critic, playwright, poet and actor.

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