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MacCabe, Colin, The Independent (London, England)
You will not find a better book on Shakespeare. Peter Ackroyd, one of the wonders of the scholarly world, has done it again. Our greatest biographer has once more put the academics to shame. You might have thought it impossible to write a book on Shakespeare that did more than repeat what we already knew. Ackroyd does not have any rabbits to produce from the hat " Shakespeare does not turn out to be a woman or an Arab " but this is the first really plausible account that situates our greatest writer in his time and place.
Were this the product of a lifetime of scholarship one would still be astonished by the reach of its historical knowledge and the depth of its literary …
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Publication information: Article title: BOOKS: The King of Infinite Space ; Shakespeare: The Biography by Peter Ackroyd CHATTO & WINDUS Pounds 25 (546Pp) Pounds 22.50 (Free P&p) from 0870 079 8897. Contributors: MacCabe, Colin - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: September 23, 2005. Page number: 34. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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