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  • By Robert Salvin
    Oct 15, 2009
    "Beautifully-written literary mystery" James Boyle's The Shakespeare Chronicles is a witty examination of Ivy League professor Stanley Quandary's crack-up as he attempts to prove the 'true' authorship of Shakespeare's plays. The college scenes ring true (unsurprisingly as Boyle is himself a professor at Duke), and Quandary's renunciation of his unfulfilled lot in life and surrender to his alter-ego, 'Q', is every bit as funny as Lester Burnham's transformation from put-upon husband to pumped-up alpha male in American Beauty. Boyle cleverly draws the reader into the Oxford-Stratford debate through Quandary's split-personality as his world collapses in on itself, and the gradual undermining of Q's contentions as Quandary attempts to reassert himself is cleverly realised. Highly recommended.
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Product Details

Publisher
James Boyle
Published
April 25, 2007
Language
English
Pages
200
Binding
Hardcover (dust-jacket)
Interior Ink
Black & white
Weight
0.78 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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