Lectures on Shakespeare

Erudition you can't pray to match can be highly invigorating. Auden's Lectures on Shakespeare is a master class by one master on another--cobbled together from students' notes of his 1946 New School lectures, Auden works through the canon with wit, insight fueled by wide interests (Kant, opera, Bible verses), and lots of appreciation for characters as people upset by feelings and fate. Back-to-school reading for autodidacts everywhere.

Rosecrans Baldwin co-founded TMN with publisher Andrew Womack in 1999. He is the author of three books, including his latest novel The Last Kid Left (NPR’s Best Books of the Year). His nonfiction appears in a variety of magazines, mostly GQ. More information can be found at More by Rosecrans Baldwin

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