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‘Rescuing Miranda’ And Further Literary Essays By Cedric Watts
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Cedric Watts, Emeritus Professor of English at Sussex University, gathers here fifteen of his literary essays which were previously published in a diversity of locations. They include some of his... More > most popular and controversial pieces, notably: ‘ The Semiotics of Othello’; ‘Bakhtin’s Monologism’; ‘Haunting Conrad’s Under Western Eyes’; and ‘Jews and Degenerates in The Secret Agent’. Several of the essays concern Shakespeare and Conrad, but there are also discussions of Keats, Sterne, Kipling, D. H. Lawrence, and Edward Fitzgerald’s translation of The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.< Less
Shakespeare Puzzles By Cedric Watts
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Professor Cedric Watts discusses 25 puzzles presented by the works of Shakespeare. For instance: The Sonnets – autobiographical or fictional? What is the plot of the long-lost Love’s... More > Labour’s Won? What are the ‘glass eyes’ in King Lear? Prospero’s epilogue: it is really Shakespeare’s farewell? Repeatedly, these challenging discussions reveal and resolve problematic features of the works, and demonstrate the linkage of minor and major concerns. Cedric Watts, Emeritus Professor of English at Sussex University, was co-author (with John Sutherland) of the acclaimed book, Henry V: War Criminal? and Other Shakespeare Puzzles. This new selection of puzzles was first published in Around the Globe, the magazine of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London.< Less
A String of Sausages: A Memoir of 1937-47 By Cedric Watts
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These recollections, variously trivial, quirky and ironic, may provide some food for thought (and perhaps even a few moments of entertainment) for my children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren.
‘Janiform Novels’ and other Literary Essays By Cedric Watts
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‘Janiform Novels’ and Other Literary Essays gathers 25 essays by Cedric Watts, MA, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of English at Sussex University. Previously published in a diversity of... More > magazines and books, these conveniently-gathered literary discussions deal with such authors as Sophocles, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Donne, Marvell, Milton, Defoe, Richardson, Jane Austen, Emily Brontë, Conrad, Hemingway, Graham Greene, William Golding, Samuel Beckett and Chinua Achebe. Topics include covert plotting, the conceit of the conceit, the fallacies of structuralist and post-structuralist literary theory, delayed decoding, Shakespeare’s scepticism, Conrad’s opposition to racism and imperialism, Hemingway’s profoundly ambiguous style, and Lévi-Strauss’s ludicrous naivety. Cedric Watts’s critical writings have been described as ‘fearless’, ‘perceptive’, ‘provocative’, ‘incisive’ and ‘entertaining’ (Neil Sinyard, Graham Greene Newsletter).< Less
Shakespeare: A Hand By Cedric Watts
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If you need a helping hand with Shakespeare, this book provides it. Dr Cedric Watts, Emeritus Professor of English Literature at Sussex University, offers a broad introductory survey of... More > Shakespeare’s works and techniques. Every play is discussed critically – even Love’s Labour’s Won! Matters of prosody and rhetoric are explained. The Sonnets are interpreted provocatively. ‘An ideal book for those coming to Shakespeare for the first time and for more experienced readers. Watts offers the most lively and cheering company’, says Professor David Hopkins of Bristol University. The eminent novelist Ian McEwan adds: ‘Cedric Watts is a superb critic in the liberal tradition – highly readable, open and generous in spirit, broad and deep in his reading, and wise in judgement.’ Cedric Watts has written numerous books on Shakespeare’s works, and has edited 21 of the plays for the Wordsworth Classics’ Shakespeare Series.< Less
Shakespeare’s 'Julius Caesar': A Critical Introduction By Cedric Watts
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What is the play really about? Tragedy, history, problem play – what is its genre? Who, if anyone, is the play’s hero? Is the murder of Caesar justified? Is Brutus a hypocritical... More > Stoic? How does posthumous characterisation work? What makes the play so topical? "Julius Caesar" has long been regarded as one of Shakespeare’s greatest dramas. Some of its phrases live on famously: “Beware the Ides of March”; “Et tu, Brute?”; and “Friends, Romans, countrymen: lend me your ears!”. When Cassius says, “How many ages hence / Shall this our lofty scene be acted over, / In states unborn and accents yet unknown?”, his question is indeed prophetic: history’s answer has transformed the question into a boast. This concise, clear introduction explains just why. Professor Cedric Watts, M.A, Ph.D., is the editor of the Wordsworth Classics’ Shakespeare Series.< Less
‘Reshaping Shakespeare’ and Later Literary Essays By Cedric Watts
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Cedric Watts, M.A., Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of English at Sussex University, gathers here seventeen of his literary essays which were previously published in a diversity of locations. The authors... More > discussed include: Shakespeare, Dickens, James Fenimore Cooper, Maupassant, Kipling, O. Henry, Anthony Hope, Conan Doyle, John Buchan, John Galsworthy, Stephen Crane, Joseph Conrad, James Joyce and Graham Greene.< Less
‘Where Gone?’ and Other Poems, Fictions and Memories By Cedric Watts
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This volume gathers poems, recollections and fictional items written by Cedric Watts between 1966 and 2017. Some have been published, some have not. The resultant medley should gratify nostalgia,... More > while providing ironic instruction and mild entertainment.< Less

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