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Re: Revision and Publication of the Plays
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.020  Friday, 3 January 2003

From:           John Briggs <
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Date:           Friday, 3 Jan 2003 00:07:12 -0000
Subject: 13.2479 Re: Revision and Publication of the Plays
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.2479 Re: Revision and Publication of the Plays

Michael B. Luskin wrote:

>I have read Giroux' book, and he claims that Shakespeare had nothing to
>do with the initial publication of the sonnets and in fact was shocked
>by it. How does that square with what John Briggs says?

I have not read Giroux' book (Robert Giroux, The Book Known As Q: A
Consideration of Shakespeare's Sonnets, Scribner, 1982 - Out of Print
except for the UK), but it would seem that I am in good company.  There
is no reference to it in the editions of the Sonnets by John Kerrigan
(New Penguin, 1986), Katherine Duncan-Jones (Arden3, 1997) or Colin
Burrow (Oxford, 2002). In the circumstances, I see no necessity for
anything in the book to "square" with anything I might say.

John Briggs

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