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Published: 11 January 2010

288 Pages

ISBN: 9780199541232

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Narcissism and Suicide in Shakespeare and his Contemporaries

Eric Langley

  • An original study of literary self-murderers and literary narcissists, principally in the works of Shakespeare
  • Includes close readings Venus and Adonis, Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, Hamlet, and Othello
  • Discusses a wide range of other early modern writers and their sources, to set Shakespeare's poems and plays in a wider literary, rhetorical, scientific, and philosophical context