Shakespeare

כריכה קדמית
Harper Collins, 6 באוק׳ 2009 - 224 עמודים
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William Shakespeare, the most celebrated poet in the English language, left behind nearly a million words of text, but his biography has long been a thicket of wild supposition arranged around scant facts. With a steady hand and his trademark wit, Bill Bryson sorts through this colorful muddle to reveal the man himself.

Bryson documents the efforts of earlier scholars, from today's most respected academics to eccentrics like Delia Bacon, an American who developed a firm but unsubstantiated conviction that her namesake, Francis Bacon, was the true author of Shakespeare's plays. Emulating the style of his famous travelogues, Bryson records episodes in his research, including a visit to a bunkerlike room in Washington, D.C., where the world's largest collection of First Folios is housed.

Bryson celebrates Shakespeare as a writer of unimaginable talent and enormous inventiveness, a coiner of phrases ("vanish into thin air," "foregone conclusion," "one fell swoop") that even today have common currency. His Shakespeare is like no one else's—the beneficiary of Bryson's genial nature, his engaging skepticism, and a gift for storytelling unrivaled in our time.

 

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LibraryThing Review

ביקורת משתמש  - justagirlwithabook - LibraryThing

Bill Bryson's wit is unmatched in so many ways. I absolutely loved this book. I read it when I first started teaching and had to teach Shakespeare for the very first time. I wanted to know more about ... קרא סקירה מלאה

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ביקורת משתמש  - abycats - LibraryThing

Beautifully written, concise, and dense with facts about Shakespeare, the volume delights with its debunking of myriad stories about the man and his history. This definitely not for everyone as it ... קרא סקירה מלאה

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Bill Bryson's bestselling books include One Summer, A Short History of Nearly Everything, At Home, A Walk in the Woods, Neither Here nor There, Made in America, and The Mother Tongue. He lives in England with his wife.

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