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Thread #151152   Message #3526587
Posted By: Ron Davies
14-Jun-13 - 10:19 PM
Thread Name: Joni Mitchell interview CBC 2013.06.11
Subject: RE: Joni Mitchell interview CBC 2013.06.11
"not directing the message to her personally".   Duh.

However I got the distinct impression that one of the main reasons she thinks very little of the sonnets is that they remind her of an attitude directed at her by men she has encountered (NB, now, not in the 16th century --she is not a bit player in Dr. Who)--and that it is a tired line. She likes a lot of Shakespeare, just not the sonnets.

Scholars bicker.

But it seems amazingly pointless to quibble over this detail of interpretation--interesting that you chose to do so.