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By William Shakespeare

ISBN-10: 1443443255

ISBN-13: 9781443443258

Antony, the soldier of Rome, and Cleopatra, the queen of Egypt, fight with tragic outcomes opposed to the ability and authority of the rising Roman Empire.

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For this there are many reasons, but let us begin with the most trivial. Iron John runs into trouble — into outright catastrophe - with the first word of its title. ); I don't know why I still scream with laughter every time I think about it. Is it the spectacle of Bly's immediate self-defeat? Or is it because the title itself so firmly establishes the cultural impossibility of taking Iron John straight? Anyway, here's the difficulty: in England iron (iron hoof) means 'poof —just as ginger (ginger beer) means 'queer', and oily (oily rag) means 'fag'.

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