Tag Archives: Shakespeare

Shakespeare on Life

“And this our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything. I would not change it.” ― William Shakespeare, As You Like It (Happy birthday, old man) … Continue reading

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The Androgyny of Creativity

Woolf believed that the creative mind is androgynous. She was an expert in Elizabethan literature. She loved both the scope and the certainty of the Renaissance mind. Shakespeare, writing his sonnets to boys and women with equal passion, understanding the … Continue reading

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Perhaps the Greatest Anonymous Poem in English: “Tom O’Bedlam”

This is an anonymous lyric, discovered in a commonplace book of about 1620. Following the poem are some notes by critic Harold Bloom. Poem and notes are copied from his excellent book How To Read and Why. Tom O’Bedlam From the … Continue reading

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