Shakespeare - Bill Bryson


Always thorough in his research, and engaging in its transmission, Bryson is a good choice to write a biography of Shakespeare, even if it's not really what the world needs. This slim volume distills several centuries of scholarship and conjecture into a clear overview of what is known of Shakespeare's life - but as that is hardly anything, Bryson must expand on others' theories. Only occasionally does he let himself loose with superatives - generally, a level-headed account.

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