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, Wheel of Fire 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
1
The Embassy of Death an Essay on Hamlet
17
The Philosophy of Troilus and Cressida
50
Measure for Measure and the Gospels
79
The Othello Music
109
Brutus and Macbeth
136
Macbeth and the Metaphysic of Evil
160
King Lear and the Comedy of the Grotesque
181
The Pilgrimage of Hate an Essay on Timon of Athens
235
Shakespeare and Tolstoy
273
Symbolic Personification
283
The Shakespearian Metaphysic
291
Tolstoys Attack on Shakespeare 1934
306
Hamlet Reconsidered 1947
338
TWO NOTES ON THE TEXT OF HAMLET 1947
367
Copyright

The Lear Universe
201

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

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