By Steve Mentz

We desire a poetic heritage of the sea, and Shakespeare may also help us locate one. there is extra genuine salt within the performs than we'd count on. Shakespeare's dramatic ocean spans the God-sea of the traditional global and the titanic blue vistas that early sleek mariners navigated. all through his profession, from the hole shipwrecks of The Comedy of mistakes during 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 all the way down to its backside - this book's chapters specialize in various things that people do with and in and close to the ocean: fathoming, conserving watch, swimming, beachcombing, fishing, and drowning. Mentz additionally units Shakespeare's sea-poetry opposed to smooth literary sea-scapes, together with the giant 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 booklet attracts out the centrality of the ocean in our literary culture.

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