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Souls with Longing

Representations of Honor and Love in Shakespeare

by Bernard J. Dobski Editor · Dustin A. Gish Editor

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The works of William Shakespeare vividly represent for our admiration and study a pageant of souls with longing in whose wake we ceaselessly follow. Through some of his most memorable characters, Shakespeare illuminates the nature and character—as well as consequences—of our distinctively human passions and ambition, in particular our desire for and pursuit of both honor and love. The contributors to this collaborative volume (scholars in English Literature, Political Philosophy, and the Humanities) argue that Shakespeare has much to teach us about our longing for honor and love in particular, and thus about who we are, what we desire, and why. Through sustained reflection on the Shakespearean portraits of honor and love, which are the focus of the chapters in Souls With Longing, we become more keenly aware of our own humanity and come to know ourselves more profoundly. As the abiding popularity of his works aptly demonstrates, Shakespeare's unforgettable portraits of souls with longing—his representations of honor and love—continue to exert undeniable sway over our political, moral, and romantic imaginations.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication Date:
2011

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Bernard J. Dobski (Editor)

Bernard J. Dobski is associate professor and chair of political science at Assumption College.Dustin A. Gish is visiting assistant professor in the Political Science Department at the College of The Holy Cross.

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Creators

Contributor :
George Anastaplo
Contributor :
Carol McNamara
Contributor :
Paul Cantor
Editor :
Dustin A. Gish
Contributor :
Dustin A. Gish
Editor :
Bernard J. Dobski
Contributor :
Carson Holloway
Contributor :
John Alvis
Contributor :
John Briggs
Contributor :
David Lowenthal
Contributor :
Laurence D. Nee
Contributor :
Glenn Arbery
Contributor :
Leon Craig
Contributor :
Scott Crider
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