This acclaimed account of Shakespeare's life and work recovers and explores the links between the man and his world. It yields a new understanding of his genius and brilliantly makes clear how Shakespeare became Shakespeare.
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"A vast shelf of biographies of the Bard exists, but this is the book I would take with me to a desert island" (Jay Parini Guardian)
"A work of wonderful erudition that can be read as an accessible introduction to the social and political milieu from which Shakespeare emerged, and as an elegant guide to the astonishing poems and plays themselves" ( New Statesman)
"Both insightful literary criticism and a gripping piece of psychological detective work … Stephen Greenblatt has few equals as a Shakespeare scholar" ( Metro)
"A delight, full of new insights and infused with a rich understanding of precisely why Shakespeare’s writing gives us such lasting pleasure … quite superb" (John Simpson Sunday Times 'Books of the Year')
"Thought-provoking … full of unexpected touches … beautifully written" (Andrew Marr Daily Telegraph)
"Scholarly, comprehensive and fascinating study" (Will in the World Stephen Greenblatt)
"Riveting" ( Independent)
"This compulsively readable and deeply imaginative book represents the most sympathetic investigation yet made into the ways in which Shakespeare's life experiences inform his writings" (Stanley Wells)
"Greenblatt's book is full of longing, a love letter to a man we will never know. It's a wonderful piece of work" (Simon Russell Beale)
"Thought-provoking...full of unexpected touches...beautifully written" (Andrew Marr Daily Telegraph)
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Descrizione libro Pimlico, 2005. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 712600981