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Sonnet 89
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1500  Tuesday, 10 August 2004

From:           Stephen C. Rose <
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Date:           Monday, 9 Aug 2004 10:03:27 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 15.1489 Sonnet 89
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.1489 Sonnet 89

 >For those who insist the sonnets are not
 >autobiographical, go on to the
 >next posting at once and do not look back.
 >
 >"Probably more nonsense has been talked and
 >written, more intellectual
 >and emotional energy has been expended in vain,
 >on the Sonnets of
 >Shakespeare than on any other literary work in
 >the world."
 >
 >W.H. Auden Introduction to the 1964 Edition
 >
 >Auden notwithstanding, bear with me:

Interesting and I believe apt. My personal use of the sonnet form
suggests to me that it is quite likely to evoke autobiographical
material. Auden and others notwithstanding ... Cheers, S

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