So Long as Men Can Breathe: The Untold Story of Shakespeare’s Sonnets

Clinton Heylin

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So Long as Men Can Breathe: The Untold Story of Shakespeare’s Sonnets

So Long as Men Can Breathe: The Untold Story of Shakespeare’s Sonnets By Clinton Heylin So Long as Men Can Breathe The Untold Story of Shakespeare s Sonnets In this lively fascinating account of the publication of Shakespeare s Sonnets noted biographer Clinton Heylin brings their convoluted history to light beginning with the first complete appearance

  • Title: So Long as Men Can Breathe: The Untold Story of Shakespeare’s Sonnets
  • Author: Clinton Heylin
  • ISBN: 9780306818059
  • Page: 416
  • Format: Hardcover
  • So Long as Men Can Breathe: The Untold Story of Shakespeare’s Sonnets By Clinton Heylin In this lively, fascinating account of the publication of Shakespeare s Sonnets, noted biographer Clinton Heylin brings their convoluted history to light, beginning with the first complete appearance of the Sonnets in print in May, 1609 He introduces us to the unholy alliance involved in this precarious enterprise Thomas Thorpe, the publisher, a self described well wiIn this lively, fascinating account of the publication of Shakespeare s Sonnets, noted biographer Clinton Heylin brings their convoluted history to light, beginning with the first complete appearance of the Sonnets in print in May, 1609 He introduces us to the unholy alliance involved in this precarious enterprise Thomas Thorpe, the publisher, a self described well wishing adventurer George Eld, the printer, heavily embroiled in large scale pirating William Aspley, the prestigious bookseller, who mysteriously ended his association with Thorpe soon after.Leaving the calamitous world of Elizabethan publishing, Heylin goes on to chart the many editions of the Sonnets through the years and the editorial decisions that led to their present configuration Passionate, astute, and brilliantly entertaining, the result is a concise and vivid history of perhaps the greatest poetry ever written.
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    1. Steven Belanger on said:

      A very quick and interesting read about Shakespeare s unauthorized according to the author and I agree with him 1609 Sonnets He deals with the times very well, and with the publishers, printers and other authors of the time, too He tackles a lot of issues, a lot of theories, and a lot of the works of other critics, both old and current including current literary critic Katherine Duncan Jones, who he criticizes so brusquely, so often, and with such glee, that it seems personal , and does so with [...]

    2. Diann Blakely on said:

      Published on the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare s sonnets, Christopher Heylin s riveting account of the tangled publication history of one of our literature s most famous, and infamously mysterious, volumes, isn t easy reading but well worth any reader s effort Heylin begins by defining booklegs, essentially bootlegs, arguing that the Sonnets are in fact the most well known booklegs of all He then makes an extended comparison between Shakespeare and Dylan.Why all the Bob Dylan references It s [...]

    3. Randy on said:

      I would describe Mr Heylin s book as than just a well researched history of Shakespeare s sonnets and of theories about how and why they were published One of Mr Heylin s key premises is that the bootlegging of manuscripts in Elizabethan times, like the bootlegging of rock music, was common He then argues convincingly, in my opinion, that the sonnets were not authorized, and may have even been suppressed after publication by friends of Shakespeare The sonnets almost certainly caused a scandal A [...]

    4. Keyan Bowes on said:

      Shakespeare s sonnets seem to generate mystery and theories than the Princes in the Tower I was intrigued by this one, particularly its subtitle The basic thesis of the book is this Shakespeare didn t intend to publish the sonnets during his lifetime, though he did expect they would eventually be in print At least part of reason was fear that his devotion to a young man might attract unfavorable attention and perhaps punitive actions Initially, he planned only to circulate copies to friends qui [...]

    5. Jen on said:

      Some serious voice on the part of the author spices up a sometimes dull argument His pomposity oozes off the page what a Brit There were a many interesting tidbits, but maybe not enough to sustain an entire book It did drag a couple of times But serious Shakespeare conoisseurs like myself should like the book well enough I finished it in just a couple of days.

    6. Adam Lloyd on said:

      With the lack of evidence, it s hard to take a book like this seriously It s like a gossip column for the literate But it was entertaining and gives insight into the publishing world of Shakespeare s day It was a good read for our Ashland trip.

    7. Cynthia Greenwood on said:

      Click on the link below to see Cynthia s review on So Long as Men Can Breath playshakespeare sonnet

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