Shakespeare and the Denial of Death
by James Calderwood
University of Massachusetts Press, 1987
Paper: 978-0-87023-583-2
Library of Congress Classification PR3069.D42C35 1987
Dewey Decimal Classification 822.33

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
James L. Calderwood offers a lively exploration of the ways in which Shakespeare dramatizes the strategies people employ to deal with and transcend the inevitability of death. In keeping with the views of Ernest Becker, Norman O. Brown, and others, Calderwood argues that the denial of death is fundamental to both individuals and their cultures. By drawing on a fascinating range of examples, he suggests how often and how variously Shakespeare dramatizes this desire for symbolic immortality.
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