The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1439 Friday, 16 July 2004
Date: Thursday, 15 Jul 2004 09:19:03 -0400
Subject: Book Publication
I'm close to finishing a book on the authorship controversy that I had
always planned to self-publish, because I doubted any "reputable"
publisher would be interested in it. Not because it's about the
authorship controversy, but because it is really mostly about my theory
of temperaments, which I use to explain what makes otherwise seemingly
rational people believe that Shakespeare did not write the plays
attributed to him. I'm quite willing to agree that many will take it to
be as dotty as any Oxfordian tract.
The book does first fairly thoroughly demonstrate why Shakespeare was
Shakespeare, though, so at least will have that value. (Note: the
anti-Stratfordians are getting a lot of books published of late. Mark
Anderson will soon have one published by Penguin! So it may be time for
another Stratfordian book.)
I might add that I'm a published writer and have even done entries for
mainstream literary reference books (for instance, one on a poem by E.E.
Cummings for an upcoming Facts-on-File reference on contemporary
American Poetry). So it's possible my book may be readable.
In any event, I suddenly realized that maybe someone at Shaksper might
be able to help me get my book published by a real publisher. Or at
least looked at by some agent with an interest in Shakespeare. At any
rate, this will serve as an advance ad for the book. Its title will be
"Shakespeare and the Rigidniks."
Apologies for bringing up the authorship controversy. And much thanks
for any help anyone can give me (which should be sent b-c to
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