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Re-Humanising Shakespeare: Literary Humanism, Wisdom and Modernity

Andrew Mousley


Can Shakespeare help with the question of how to live? This book argues that although Shakespeare himself contributed to the uncertainties of modern living, his work can still serve as a source of existential wisdom and guidance. It examines, through a wide range of Shakespeare's plays, the conditions under which human beings flourish or perish. Love, ethics, emotion, vulnerability and humility are amongst the topics discussed as part of the book's argument that Shakespeare is continually at pains to reclaim the human from its complete liquefaction. The book offers new ways of understanding th ... More

Keywords: Shakespeare, how to live, literary value, modernity, love, ethics, emotion, vulnerability, humility, humanism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780748623181
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623181.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Mousley, author