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Shakespeare's Use of the Arts of Language
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Sister Miriam Joseph, CSC, was a member of the Sisters of the Holy Cross and a professor of English at Saint Mary's College from 1931 to 1960. She is the author of The Trivium: The Liberal Arts of Logic, Grammar, and Rhetoric, and many articles on Shakespeare and the trivium.

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Sister Miriam Joseph s "Shakespeare s Use of the Arts of Language" remains, after more than half a century, an immensely valuable aid to serious students of the greatest of all writers. The book manifests enormous learning and real wisdom in applying that erudition to the needs of contemporary readers. Harold Bloom The importance of this book is that it makes clear what we ought to mean when we call Shakespeare an artist in language The average person today knows two figures of speech if he knows any Shakespeare knew two hundred. Mark Van Doren, "New York Herald Tribune"
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"Sister Miriam Joseph's Shakespeare's Use of the Arts of Language remains, after more than half a century, an immensely valuable aid to serious students of the greatest of all writers. The book manifests enormous learning and real wisdom in applying that erudition to the needs of contemporary readers."--Harold Bloom"The importance of this book is that it makes clear what we ought to mean when we call Shakespeare an artist in language...The average person today knows two figures of speech if he knows any...Shakespeare knew two hundred."--Mark Van Doren, New York Herald Tribune

"Sister Miriam Joseph's Shakespeare's Use of the Arts of Language remains, after more than half a century, an immensely valuable aid to serious students of the greatest of all writers. The book manifests enormous learning and real wisdom in applying that erudition to the needs of contemporary readers."--Harold Bloom

"The importance of this book is that it makes clear what we ought to mean when we call Shakespeare an artist in language...The average person today knows two figures of speech if he knows any...Shakespeare knew two hundred."--Mark Van Doren, New York Herald Tribune


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