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Hugo's Works: William Shakespeare

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Volume Nineteen of The Works of Victor Hugo features "William Shakespeare."
Paperback, 328 pages
Published September 23rd 2007 by Wildside Press (first published January 1st 1970)
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Laura
Title: William Shakespeare

Author: Victor Hugo

Translator: A. Baillot

Release Date: November 10, 2016 [EBook #53490]

Language: English

Produced by Laura N.R. and Marc D'Hooghe at Free Literature (online soon in an extended version, also linking to free sources for education worldwide ... MOOC's, educational materials,...) Images generously made available by the Hathi Trust.


Free download available at Project Gutenberg.

I made the proofing of this book for Free Literature and it will be published by Pro
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Jorge
Sep 09, 2016 Jorge rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Podría decir que en este libro, a pesar de su título, se habla de muchas cosas menos de Shakespeare, pero estaría exagerando. Víctor Hugo nos presenta un ensayo con diversos temas como: la cultura, la misión del arte, él desarrollo de la sociedad, el sentido de justicia, la democracia, el pensamiento humano, las guerras, la historia; en fin, nos habla de ese torrente de luz que se llama Civilización. Para ello se vale de muchos personajes como Nerón, Napoleón, Calígula, Dante, Rabelais, Tácito, ...more
Federica
Jun 16, 2016 Federica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics, saggi
Victor Hugo che parla di Shakespeare. Ripeto, VICTOR HUGO CHE PARLA DI SHAKESPEARE. No aspettate, mi correggo: Victor Hugo che DOVREBBE parlare di Shakespeare.
Ora, il caro signor Hugo secondo me in vita era una di queste due persone: o un logorroico che appena vede qualcuno gli vomita addosso fiumi di coscienza (ma immaginatevi la scena come con il meme che vomita arcobaleni, perchè il suo flusso di coscienza è roba bella), oppure un timidone che si tiene dentro le sue opinioni e poi le getta tu
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Steve Morrison
Dec 09, 2008 Steve Morrison rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2008
"Victor Hugo was a madman who believed he was Victor Hugo." -Jean Cocteau

This has to be one of the craziest books I've ever read, and I loved it. After a few half-hearted pages of factually-erroneous biography, Hugo abandons the subject of Shakespeare and launches into a sermon on the nature of genius. The overwhelming elephant in the room and true (though unspoken) subject of the book is Hugo's paean to his own massive genius--a Song of Himself.
It also includes an interesting list of Hugo's ch
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Kevin
Feb 05, 2010 Kevin rated it liked it
Shelves: classics
Victor Hugo not only gives the high points and the low points of William Shakespeare's life but also what led to Shakespeare being a great writer. He explains what made Shakespeare's art so amazing. He discusses not only the literature but the science, history and culture behind Shakespeare. Moments of brilliance...moments of rambling.
Sandra
Feb 11, 2016 Sandra rated it liked it
Shelves: uni
If you're expecting hearing about Shakespeare, you will be dissapointed.

Really slow book, but it has some interesting points too.
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Victor-Marie Hugo was a French poet, playwright, novelist, essayist, visual artist, statesman, human rights campaigner, and perhaps the most influential exponent of the Romantic movement in France.
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