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Re: Sonnets
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1420  Thursday 12 August 1999.

[1]     From:   W. L. Godshalk <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 11 Aug 1999 16:06:17 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.1414 Re: Sonnets

[2]     From:   John Savage <
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        Date:   Thursday, 12 Aug 1999 09:14:31 -0400
        Subj:   SHK 10.1413 Re: Sonnets


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From:           W. L. Godshalk <
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Date:           Wednesday, 11 Aug 1999 16:06:17 -0400
Subject: 10.1414 Re: Sonnets
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1414 Re: Sonnets

>Both Dante and Petrarch (to go back no further) predate
>the Platonic revival in the West.  Certainly commentaries on Petrarch's
>sonnets tend to accrete Platonic interpretations, and there are aspects
>of this in Sidney, but ...

Since Neo-Platonism was alive and well in Italy during St. Augustine's
time (fourth and fifth centuries), I wonder if it ever really died, thus
needing to be revived.

Yours, Bill Godshalk

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Date:           Thursday, 12 Aug 1999 09:14:31 -0400
Subject: Re: Sonnets
Comment:        SHK 10.1413 Re: Sonnets

Clifford Stetner writes:

>The only real precedent I can find among sonnets are those of
>Michaelangelo which certainly
>appear to be addressed to real men.

But is there any precedent, in all of literature, for a man writing a
whole series of poems to another man encouraging him to get married and
have children?
 

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