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Naming Thy Name
Naming Thy Name: Cross Talk in Shakespeare's Sonnets | Elaine Scarry
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Shakespeares sonnets are indisputably the most enigmatic and enduring love poems written in English. They also may be the most often argued-over sequence of love poems in any language to date. But what is it that continues to elude us? While it is in part the spellbinding incantations, the hide-and-seek of sound and meaning, it is also the mystery of the noble youth to whom he makes a promisethe promise that he will survive in the breath and speech and minds of all of those who ever read these sonnets. How can such promises be fulfilled if no name is actually given? Scarry asks, and this book is the answer. Naming Thy Name lays bare William Shakespeares devotion to a beloved whom he not only names but names repeatedly in a love affair immortalized in the microtexture of the sonnets, in their overarching architecture, and in their deep fabric. By naming his name, Scarry enables us to hear clearly a lovers call and the beloveds response for the very first time. Here, over the course of many poems, are two poets in conversation, in love, speaking and listening, writing and writing back. In a true work of alchemy, Elaine Scarry, one of Americas most innovative and passionate thinkers, brilliantly synthesizes textual analysis, literary criticism, and historiography in pursuit of the haunting call and recall of Shakespeares verse, and that of his (now at last named) beloved friend.
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Slajaunie
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tournevis 👋 👋 👋 👋 👋 3mo
Kaye Pretty neat. It says I‘m still following you so I didn‘t have to click on your new name. 3mo
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JoScho Thanks for letting me know 💚 3mo
dariazeoli Thanks for the alert. I sometimes wonder who these people are when I miss name changes 😂 3mo
BiblioLitten Oh! I was wondering who that was. 💜 3mo
Velvetfur Hi Sherri! I love the new name 😁 🐸 3mo
BookwormAHN Thanks for the heads up 😺 3mo
Slajaunie I collect frogs and books so it just made sense when I read it in my current book. @Velvetfur @BookwormAHN @BiblioLitten @dariazeoli @JoScho @kaye @tournevis 3mo
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Lynnsoprano
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I think my #Litsyhandle is pretty obvious. I‘m a singer/music historian/choral conductor and I‘m a soprano. I admit my high notes are not as consistent as they used to be😊 I love to sing, and I still have a few private students.

Chelleo I‘m so envious. I can‘t hold a note to save my life. I like to say I‘m “background noise” ☺️ (edited) 2y
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Yep....it's the actual name of an actual street in an actual town in an actual state in an actual country on an actual planet. No, you have not entered the Twilight Zone. No, I don't know who lives on this street. Yes, it's possible the name has historical significance. And that's all I've got. 😜😂 #LitsyHumor

Tcip Bro, you don't know about the battle of Dwarf Condo? 2y
vivastory @tcip R.I.P. Sleepy & Sneezy 2y
Tcip @vivastory I hear HBO is going a mini series on Doc during the battle of Dwarf Condo #neverforget 2y
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freyaheart Is this anywhere near the misty mountian? 2y
freyaheart I can't find a picture of it, I'm too far away to take one, but in Coshocton Ohio there is a White Woman street. 2y
TheBookDream I passed Underhill st today. I would like to live there thanks. 2y
Texreader On the way to my parents there is the "Woman Hollering Creek." But it is Texas and folks do holler here--a lot. 2y
LeahBergen Dwarf condo is the PC way of saying Hobbit Hole. 2y
Tcip @LeahBergen woah! You don't have to get X rated here. 2y
Gina I have Land Of Oz lane by me. Hehehe 2y
LitsyGoesPostal 😊👍🏻 2y
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