By Steve Mentz
We desire a poetic heritage of the sea, and Shakespeare might help us locate one. there is extra genuine salt within the performs than we would count on. Shakespeare's dramatic ocean spans the God-sea of the traditional global and the massive blue vistas that early glossy mariners navigated. all through his occupation, from the outlet shipwrecks of The Comedy of blunders during the Tempest, Shakespeare's performs determine the sea as stunning actual truth and mind-twisting image of swap and instability. To fathom Shakespeare's ocean - to head right down to its backside - this book's chapters concentrate on various things that people do with and in and close to the ocean: fathoming, holding watch, swimming, beachcombing, fishing, and drowning. Mentz additionally units Shakespeare's sea-poetry opposed to glossy literary sea-scapes, together with the mammoth Pacific of Moby-Dick, the rocky coast of Charles Olson's Maximus Poems, and the lyrical waters of the postcolonial Caribbean. Uncovering the depths of Shakespeare's maritime global, this booklet attracts out the centrality of the ocean in our literary culture.
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At the Bottom of Shakespeare's Ocean (Shakespeare Now!) by Steve Mentz