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Nine Lives of William Shakespeare

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We know relatively little about Shakespeare's life, and yet it continues to fascinate us. This new biography of Shakespeare identifies and expounds the many possible 'lives' that can reasonably be drawn around the basic facts, traditions and literary remains of his legacy. Graham Holderness takes a hard and fresh look at the facts, the traditions, and the possible relation ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published December 8th 2011 by Bloomsbury Academic (first published October 6th 2011)
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Andre Dumitru
The best biography I had the pleasure to encounter so far. The information is perfectly arranged and solves every doubt one might have after having read some other books about Shakespeare. And the chapter about his relationship with Southampton, marvelous!
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"The New Biography questions the dominance of the positivist paradigm; accepts that Shakespeare’s lives, though multiple and discontinuous, are yet facets of a single life; validates biographical speculation; and takes biographical fiction seriously. Above all, New Biography is prepared to confront the Shakespeare Authorship Problem, and to embrace all the mystery, inconsistency and incongruity that surround the figure of “the Stratford man”."
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