By Steve Mentz
We want a poetic heritage of the sea, and Shakespeare can assist 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 international and the tremendous blue vistas that early glossy mariners navigated. all through his profession, from the hole shipwrecks of The Comedy of blunders throughout the Tempest, Shakespeare's performs determine the sea as surprising actual truth and mind-twisting image of swap and instability. To fathom Shakespeare's ocean - to move right down to its backside - this book's chapters specialize in 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 sleek literary sea-scapes, together with the big 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 international, this publication attracts out the centrality of the ocean in our literary culture.
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