1: Poet and playwright: page and stage 2: Venus and Adonis 3: The Rape of Lucrece 4: The sonnets 1 5: The sonnets 2 6: A Lover's Complaint and
Jonathan F. S. Post is Distinguished Professor of English at UCLA, and the Founding Director of the UCLA Summer Shakespeare Program in Stratford and London. He is the author of many books and articles, including A Thickness of Particulars: The Poetry of Anthony Hecht, (Oxford University Press, 2013), and the editor of The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare's Poetry (Oxford University Press, 2013).
This little gem achieves a great deal in very short compass,
swiftly capturing the paradox at the sonnet's heart. * Katharine
Craik, Times Literary Supplement *
This elegant little book is more than an introduction to the greatest lyric poems in the English language; it is itself a finely crafted work of English prose, one that any admirer of these poems will want to savour. * James Longenbach *
cover[s] an impressive amount of literary and historical ground, and convey[s] a suitably sizeable serving of Shakespeare knowledge. * Shakespeare Magazine *