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Published: 01 February 2009

280 Pages | 1 black-and-white halftone

ISBN: 9780199239870

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On Sympathy

Sophie Ratcliffe

Oxford English Monographs

  • Pursues the complex subject of sympathy from Shakespeare through Browning, Auden, and Beckett
  • An intelligent, incisive, and daring literary argument grounded in close readings of seminal works
  • Demonstrates subtly and persuasively the philosophical and linguistic difficulty of comprehending the pain of others