Saval fills the great gap in the interpretation of Shakespeare's unsocial feelings. The book asserts that emotions, as Aristotle claims in the Rhetoric, are connected to judgments. Under such a view, hatred and rage in Shakespeare cease to be a "blinding" of judgment or a loss of reason, but become claims upon the world that can be evaluated and interpreted. The literary criticism of anger and hate provides an alternative vision of the experience of Shakespeare's theater as an intensification of human experience that takes us far beyond criticism's traditional contexts of character, culture, and ethics. The volume, which is alive to the judgmental character of emotions, transforms the way we see the rancorous passions and the disorderly and disobedient demands of anger and hatred.
Above all, it reminds us why Shakespeare is the exemplary creator of that rare yet pleasurable thing: a good hater. Peter Kishore Saval is Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at Brown University, USA. In addition to Shakespeare in Hate, he is the author of Reading Shakespeare through Philosophy, also published by Routledge.Rage in the World 3. The Arrival of Enigma 4. Expose Thyself Epilogue: Not to Trust. Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd. Series Routledge Studies in Shakespeare. Country of Publication United Kingdom. Short Title SHAKESPEARE IN HATE.
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