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Why Lyrics Last

Evolution, Cognition, and Shakespeare’s Sonnets

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HARDCOVER

$30.00 • £24.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674065642

Publication Date: 04/05/2012

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240 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

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  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Story and Verse
  • Lyrics Unlinked
    • 1. Poetry, Pattern, and Attention
    • 2. Lyric and Sonnet
    • 3. A First Shakespeare Sonnet
  • From Sonnet to Sequence
    • 4. Love: The Mistress
    • 5. Love and Time: The Youth
  • Beyond Love
    • 6. Status
    • 7. Death
  • Shake-speares Sonnets, 1609
    • 8. Lyric and Narrative
  • Envoi: Verse and Aversion
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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