Lear's Self-discovery

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University of California Press, 1967 - 154 pages
I am attempting a rather full, and I hope fresh, study of Lear's self-discovery, its intellectual meaning, and its dramatic expression. I shall try to show, in small part, what self-knowledge meant to Shakespeare's contemporaries and, most important, how he struck out on his own, and with insights well beyond his time, to create perhaps the greatest drama of self-discovery in all literature. - Introduction.

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The Emergence of Lear as Thinker

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