Venus and Adonis

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Says Wikipedia:  Venus & Adonis is a poem by William Shakespeare, written in 1592–1593, with a plot based on Ovid’s Metamorphoses.

It is a complex, kaleidoscopic work, using constantly shifting tone and perspective to present contrasting views of the nature of love.


Shakespeares Venus and Adonis – a reproduction in facsimile of the
first edition 1593, from the unique copy in the Malone collection in the
Bodleian library with introduction and bibliography by Sidney Lee.

Titian Venus and Adonis, 1554, oil on canvas, Prado Museum (Madrid, Spain)

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