Renaissance Magic and Hermeticism in the Shakespeare Sonnets-Like Prayers Divine

Author: Jones, Thomas
Year:1995
Pages:188
ISBN:0-7734-9027-2
978-0-7734-9027-7
Price:159.95
Shows how the magical language and occult methods of the Italian Renaissance are the key to understanding the mysteries of the Shakespeare sonnets, both as a cycle and as individual poems. It explores how the influence of Giordano Bruno's Heroic Enthusiasms, Plato's Symposium, Trismegistus' Corpus Hermiticum, emblem books, and Italian "magic" in its various overlapping forms provided the foundation and content of Shakespeare's sonnets.