SHAKESPEARE'S HAMLET by Dr. Max Huhner

SHAKESPEARE'S HAMLET

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Another examination of the character of the ""melancholy Dane"" which has little new to offer -- neither freshness of approach nor perception. While this reviewer is in complete accord with Dr. Huhner's principal assumptions -- (that Hamlet is a sane, courageous, genuinely gifted man) these remain primarily assumptions lacking the clearout conviction of original insight, falling back upon lengthy quotations from other Shakespearean critics, offering an opportunity for comparison that this work cannot afford to make, and relying upon repetition to prove the points he fails to make. Possibly the most successful argument, certainly the only one pursued with sustained attention, is the exposition of Hamlet's sanity. It is regrettable that the author's well-taken points are so poorly presented.

Pub Date: May 23rd, 1950
Publisher: Farrar, Straus