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Shakespeare's Ghost Writers: Literature as Uncanny Causality

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The plays of Shakespeare are filled with ghosts and ghost writing. Shakespeare's Ghost Writers is an examination of the authorship controversy surrounding Shakespeare: the claim made repeatedly that the plays were ghost written.

Ghosts take the form of absences, erasures, even forgeries and signatures metaphors extended to include Shakespeare himself and his haunting of

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Paperback, 224 pages
Published May 6th 1999 by Routledge (first published December 1987)
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Paul O'Leary
I have heard that Garber is a master in her field. That field is the plays of Shakespeare. I have heard that when she leaves that field to discuss other topics, like lit theory in general, well, your mileage can vary. I got this book for the title essay. A small guilty pleasure of mine is wondering who wrote those darn plays? Bacon? Oxford? That precocious high schooler, Shakespeare himself? Many look at how intelligent and well-informed the author must have been to produce the plays. Few actual ...more
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Marjorie B. Garber (born June 11, 1944) is a professor at Harvard University and the author of a wide variety of books, most notably ones about William Shakespeare and aspects of popular culture including sexuality.

She wrote Vested Interests: Cross-Dressing and Cultural Anxiety, a ground breaking theoretical work on transvestitism's contribution to culture. Other works include Sex and Real Estate:
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