This is a review from an Amazon customer: I am studying English at University and currently writing an essay on John Donne's Songs and Sonnets. After reading an abundance of books which have been either too complicated or too simple, Joe Nutt's book is 'just right' - a great find giving me just what I need. Recommended to any stuggling student who needs a mature, in depth analysis of Donne's poetry. Well worth buying.
Pericles, Cymbeline, The Winter's Tale and The Tempest are all covered. This is anAmazon reviewer's kind comment: If you appreciate Shakespeare, drama, or questions of human struggle, the little volume is to be enjoyed and pleasurably digested. One final easy shot is due the publisher: yes, you have produced a fine work in an appropriately high-quality paperback edition; your list price, however, will assure poor sales in both the general and student populations. What a shame. Fortunately, this online service offers used sales to the reader's rescue. I'd strongly encourage intermediate-level Shakespeare students to score a copy.
My latest book, a guidebook for students studying John Milton's epic poem, Paradise Lost, is available online from Amazon...and pretty much everyone else!
Paradise Lost has excited and provoked poets and critics for over 300 years. This introduction provides an accessible route into Milton's influential epic poem, guiding students through each of the twelve books by a combination of close textual analysis and summary of key themes and techniques.
Without assuming prior knowledge, the book will help you navigate the book's biblical and classical background and its relationship to seventeenth-century history. Focusing on developing the reading skills needed to approach this important and complex poem independently. A Guidebook to Paradise Lost is essential reading for all students new to Milton.