Nothing Like the Sun: A Story of Shakespeare's Love-life
"Nothing Like the Sun" is a magnificent, bawdy telling of Shakespeare's love life. Starting with the young Will, the novel is a romp that follows Will's maturation into sex and writing. It is at the same time a serious look at the forces that midwife art, the effects of time and place, and the ordinariness that is found side by side with the extraordinariness of genius.
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Review: Nothing Like the Sun: A Story of Shakespeare's Love-LifeUser Review - John Yeoman - Goodreads
A carnival of language! Burgess had a life-long love affair with words, as witness A Clockwork Orange, and this glorious pastiche of 16thc idioms is a poem to the Bard. Forgive the copious in-jokes ... Read full review
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