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The Pleasures of Memory in Shakespeare's Sonnets


"Garrison mixes memory studies with psychology in an unprecedented way to focus on 'pleasure and bliss' enacted in Shakespeare's language. [...] Summing Up: Essential."
                                        — Choice Reviews


Our memories make us who we are. They help shape who and how we desire.


How can Shakespeare's poetry help us understand the complexities of memory? How might the author have predicted later ideas from cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and psychoanalysis? Discussing some of the most well-known poems in the English language, as well as less-familiar ones, this book explores these and other questions.

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