A witty, historical account of how Shakespeare has come to be accepted as the world genius of literature. The book includes an attack on nationalistic interpretations of Shakespeare.
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Jonathan Bate is King Alfred the Great Professor of English Literature at the University of Liverpool. He is the author of Shakespeare and Ovid (OUP, 1993), Shakespearean Constitutions (OUP, 1989), and Shakespeare and the English Romantic Imagination (OUP, 1986). Among his edited volumes are Titus Andronicus (Arden Shakespeare), Romantic Ecology, and The Romantics on Shakespeare.
"The best general study of Shakespeare I have read for a long time....Luminous....Lively and stimulating to the last."--John Gross, Sunday Telegraph
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Book Description Picador, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0330371010