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Sophie Read

Sophie Read is a Lecturer in the Faculty of English at Cambridge University and the author of Eucharist and the Poetic Imagination in Early Modern England (CUP, 2013).

‘Awake for Ever’ – essay by Sophie Read

‘Awake For Ever’ opens with an old trick: ‘The turn of the season is like an egg: / or isn’t’.[ref]‘My Mistres eyes are nothing like the Sunne’ (William Shakespeare, Sonnet 130, Shake-speares Sonnets (London, 1609)[/ref] This self-conscious simile undoes itself in its second breath, exposing the wor...

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