King Lear | Critical Essay by Brian Crick

This literature criticism consists of approximately 34 pages of analysis & critique of King Lear.
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SOURCE: “Lear and Cordelia's Tragic Love Revisited,” in Critical Review, Vol. 37, 1997, pp. 61-80.

In the follow essay, Crick attempts to regain his comprehension of King Lear by considering Lear and Cordelia's relationship.

I know of no more heartrending reading than Shakespeare. 

Nietzsche, Ecce Homo

As a ‘form of life’ literary criticism is ever in danger of becoming a version of Horatio's singing gravedigger: ‘custom hath made it in him a property of easiness.’ I recently caught myself at it while teaching the first scene of King Lear yet again. It was an especially painful disclosure because I had long harboured the conviction that my grasp of this astounding opening—surely the most masterful in Shakespeare's dramas—was secure, and that the two lectures I was in the habit of devoting to it were the most...

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