Category Archives: Books

Reviewsday: Shakespeare (The Invention of the Human)

745 pages. I am a Shakespeare nut. I am also a Harold Bloom fan. But 745 pages? That is the length of Bloom’s indispensable work, Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human. Its breadth and depth, however, are immeasurable. Advertisements

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7 More Favorite Parallels in The Bard and the Bible

I posted last week (here) a few of my favorite parallels between the works of Shakespeare and the Bible (in particular, the King James Version). Those correspondences (and contrasts) form the backbone of my book, The Bard and the Bible: A Shakespeare … Continue reading

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My 5 Favorite Parallels in The Bard and the Bible

My book, The Bard and the Bible: A Shakespeare Devotional, draws 365 daily reflections from a Shakespeare quote and a Bible verse from the King James Version (these two towering works of English literature were created in the same period and the … Continue reading

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How I Read So Much

I am asked often, “How do you read so much?” These days, I read more than 100 books a year (including at least a half-dozen or so of Shakespeare’s plays). And I don’t read nearly as much as I want to. I’m … Continue reading

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Reviewsday: The Handy-Volume Shakspeare

The book purchase of which I am proudest and have been most gratified by over the years? I’m so glad you asked.

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Reviewsday: Will & Me

I am a sucker for books about Shakespeare, and almost always devour them alacrity, so I was excited to read Dominic Dromgoole’s memoir, Will & Me: How Shakespeare Took Over My Life.

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Reviewsday: The Millionaire and the Bard

Henry Folger was not a man you would expect to become an obsessive collector of Shakespeareana. To begin with, he was an American. He became wealthy in the oil industry, eventually becoming president and chairman of Standard Oil of New … Continue reading

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