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By Erin Minear

ISBN-10: 1409435458

ISBN-13: 9781409435457

during this research, Erin Minear explores the fascination of Shakespeare and Milton with the facility of music-heard, imagined, or remembered-to infiltrate language. Such contaminated language reproduces now not a lot the formal or sonic homes of tune as its results. Shakespeare's and Milton's realizing of those results was resolute, she argues, via historical past and tradition in addition to person sensibility. They painting track as uncanny and divine, expressive and opaque, selling associative instead of logical notion techniques and unearthing unforeseen thoughts. The identify displays the a number of and overlapping meanings of reverberation within the research: the lingering and infectious nature of musical sound; the questionable prestige of audible, earthly track as an echo of celestial harmonies; and one writer's allusions to a different. Minear argues that some of the traits that appear to us ordinarily 'Shakespearean' stem from Shakespeare's engagement with how song works-and that Milton used to be deeply stimulated through this element of Shakespearean poetics. studying Milton's account of Shakespeare's 'warbled notes,' she demonstrates that he observed Shakespeare as a mainly musical poet, deeply and obscurely relocating his viewers with language that has ceased to intend, yet still lingers hauntingly within the brain. captivated with the connection among phrases and tune for purposes of his personal, together with his father's occupation as a composer, Milton could undertake, adapt, and eventually reject Shakespeare's kind of musical poetics in his personal quest to 'join the angel choir.' providing a brand new manner of taking a look at the paintings of 2 significant authors, this examine engages and demanding situations students of Shakespeare, Milton, and early glossy culture.

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