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Motives of Woe

Shakespeare and "Female Complaint", A Critical Anthology

Edited by John Kerrigan

This anthology recovers a tradition of writing to which some of the greatest medieval and Renaissance poets--women as well as men--contributed. Centering on Shakespeare's neglected A Lovers Complaint, it includes "female"-voiced lyrics, chronicle poems and fictional letters by a range of authors from Chaucer to Aphra Behn and Henry Carey. The texts are freshly edited and glossed, and Kerrigan provides a scholarly introduction.

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