The Rest is Silence

The Rest is Silence

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qAnalytical and personal, this book appeals to its readers' emotions even as it engages their critical intelligence. It also breathes new life into some of the older, but still crucial, conventions of literary history.q--Ronald Levao, author of qRenaissance Minds and Their Fictionsq qLoaded with fresh and sometimes startling insights, and it is bracingly skeptical of reigning New Historicist certainties about the hegemonic Christianity of the English Renaissance.q--Christopher Hodgkins, qGeorge Herbert JournalqThe final scene of this most final of tragedies systematically undoes the mythologies that represent death as curable, tolerable, ... That superego imposes a lie, as Tate imposes a corrupted text; yet to read the world any other way is to risk losing our moral bearings completely. ... only he knew then, a newly decodable message about semiotic indeterminacy, womena#39;s disempowerment, or the material base.

Title:The Rest is Silence
Author:Robert N. Watson
Publisher:Univ of California Press - 1994


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