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Critical Judgment of Lucrece
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.1737  Thursday, 4 September 2003

From:           "Bob Grumman" <
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Date:           Wednesday, 3 Sep 2003 20:29:41 -0400
Subject:        Critical Judgment of Lucrece

At SHAKSPER's stepsister discussion group, HLAS, a number of people are
debating the literary merits of The Rape of Lucrece.  One person claims
it is a masterpiece; I don't like it much, nor did William Hazlitt.  Its
admirer also claim that almost all the critics consider it first-rate.
I haven't been able to find many critical texts about it, though (mainly
because I'm lazy, I'm sure).  So my question for this group is: do any
of you know what any critics have said about Lucrece?  Have they, as I
believe, considered it one of his lesser works?

Thanks in advance for any help.

--Bob G.

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