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Author Hershinow, David, author.

Title Shakespeare and the truth-teller : confronting the cynic ideal / David Hershinow.

Publication Info. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2019]

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Description 1 online resource (xi, 251 pages)
Series Edinburgh critical studies in Shakespeare and philosophy
Edinburgh critical studies in Shakespeare and philosophy.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- Part I: Our cynic legacy -- Cynicism and the courage of truth -- The realist turn: parrhêsia, character and the limits of didacticism -- Part II: Shakespeare's cynics -- Shakespeare's bitter fool: the politics and aesthetics of free speech -- Cynicism, melancholy and Hamlet's memento moriae -- Cash is king: Timon, Diogenes and the search for sovereign freedom -- Coda -- Bibliography -- Index.
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Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Philosophy.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Cynicism in literature.
Realism in literature.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: Hershinow, David. Shakespeare and the truth-teller. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2019] 1474439578 (OCoLC)1085226171
ISBN 9781474439596 (electronic bk.)
1474439594 (electronic bk.)
9781474439602 epub