The Mutual Flame: On Shakespeare's Sonnets and The Phoenix and the Turtle
Taylor & Francis, 2002 - 233 pages
First Published in 2002. This is a collection of essays and commentary on some of Shakespeare's Sonnets looking at the areas of symbolism, time and eternity, integration and their expansion and moves onto the metaphysical poem of the Phoenix and the Turtle and considers if it has the same love as celebrated in the Sonnets.
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THE INTEGRATION PATTERN
TIME AND ETERNITY
THE POETICAL ESSAYS
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