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Author Hunt, Marvin W.

Title Looking for Hamlet / Marvin W. Hunt.

Imprint New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    822.33 S7 HUN    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    822.33 SHAKESPEARE,W HUN    Available
Description v, 230 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The prehistory of Hamlet -- The three Hamlets -- Yorick's skull : relocating reality in Hamlet -- Dead son Hamlet -- Contrarians at the gate -- Hamlet among the Romantics : a brief history of grief -- "This distracted globe" : Hamlet and melancholy -- Hamlet among the moderns -- Postmodern Hamlet -- Looking for Hamlet.
Summary Setting itself apart from the usual discussions about Hamlet, Hunt here demonstrates that Hamlet is much more than we take him to be. Much more than the sum of his parts--more than just tragic, sexy youth and more than just vain cruelty--Hamlet is a reflection of our own aspirations and neuroses. This book investigates the many searches for Hamlet, from their origins in Danish mythology through the complex problems of early printed texts, through the centuries of shifting interpretations of the young prince to our own time, when Hamlet is more compelling and perplexing than ever before.--From publisher description.
Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Hamlet -- Criticism and interpretation.
Hamlet (Legendary character)
ISBN 9781403970367 (hbk.)
140397036X (hbk.)

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