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Author Boyd, Brian, 1952-
Title Why lyrics last : evolution, cognition, and Shakespeare's sonnets / Brian Boyd.
Published Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2012.
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 Floor4  PR2848 .B68 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description x, 227 p. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Story and verse -- Lyrics unlinked -- Poetry, pattern, and attention -- Lyric and sonnet -- A first Shakespeare sonnet -- From sonnet to sequence -- Love: the mistress -- Love and time: the youth -- Beyond love -- Status -- Death -- Shake-speares sonnets, 1609 -- Lyric and narrative -- Envoi: verse and aversion.
Summary Argues that lyric making is universal across cultures, and uses the example of Shakespeare's "Sonnets" to showcase the human disposition to play with lyrical patterns.
Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Sonnets.
Sonnets, English -- History and criticism.
Lyric poetry -- History and criticism.
ISBN 9780674065642 (hc : alk. paper)
0674065646 (hc : alk. paper)
Standard # 40020742158
OCLC number 756837046