The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1779 Wednesday, 20 October 1999.
From: Parviz Nourpanah <
Date: Wednesday, 20 Oct 1999 10:15:49 +0330 (IST)
Subject: Paraphrasing the Sonnets
I know this is the kind of query that scholars rightly abhor, but i'm at
my wit's end, and after grappling with my conscience, decided to send my
query to SHAKSPER, and risk angry retorts.
I wonder, does anybody know of resources about the sonnets which offers
a commentary or paraphrase of specific sonnets on the net? I live in
Iran, where books of English criticism are few and extremely expensive,
so telling me of books on this subject, (of which, I am sure, there are
many) won't solve my problem.
I've recently become very interested in reading the sonnets closely, and
I've realised there are so many words and phrases which I simply can't
make head or tail out of, it is really distressing me. If anybody can
help, I would be highly grateful.
Thank you, P. Nourpanah
BTW, I tried www.sonnets.org, but I didn't find what I wanted.