Tag Archives: William Shakespeare

Can You Ever Really Know an Author?

With J. K. Rowling’s latest contribution to crime fiction – The Silkworm – headlining the New York Times Book Review, Adam Kirsch’s essay in “Bookends” in the same section – When We Read Fiction, How Relevant is the Author’s Biography?  questions … Continue reading

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The Bookman’s Tale

Charlie Lovett balances the controversy over the authorship of Shakespeare’s plays with romance and mystery in The Bookman’s Tale.  Although the story is heavy with meticulous research that only a British lit major could appreciate, the intriguing search for proof … Continue reading

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My Week With Marilyn

When Colin Clark’s memoir about the six-month filming of “The Prince and the Showgirl” with Marilyn Monroe and Sir Lawrence Olivier was first published in 1995 as The Prince, the Showgirl, and Me –  the details of one week were missing.  Seems … Continue reading

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