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Most Significant Academic Books on Shakespeare
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0699  Wednesday, 17 October 2007

[1] 	From:	Joseph Egert <
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	Date:	Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 11:40:45 -0700 (PDT)
	Subj:	Re: SHK 18.0692 Most Significant Academic Books on Shakespeare

[2] 	From:	Bob Grumman <
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	Date:	Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 18:09:52 -0500
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From:		Joseph Egert <
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Date:		Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 11:40:45 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 18.0692 Most Significant Academic Books on Shakespeare
Comment:	Re: SHK 18.0692 Most Significant Academic Books on Shakespeare

A pair of shoulders from 1951:

   Harold Goddard's THE MEANING OF SHAKESPEARE.

Joe Egert

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From:		Bob Grumman <
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Date:		Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 18:09:52 -0500
Subject: 18.0692 Most Significant Academic Books on Shakespeare
Comment:	Re: SHK 18.0692 Most Significant Academic Books on Shakespeare

Now that Julia Griffin has asked, "I suppose 'academic' means that the 
essays of Auden don't count?" I've decided I can protest the use of the 
word "academic" in the subject box without feeling everyone in our group 
will be annoyed. Oddly, though, I can't think of any non-academic books 
about Shakespeare that I value--unless one takes "academic" as a synonym 
for scholarly, in which case many books, some good, some bad, have been 
written by academics and/or published by academic presses that are not 
academic. My own book on Shakespeare, Shakespeare and the Rigidniks, 
which I can't keep from plugging, now newly out with the incoherent 
parts deleted, is not academic OR scholarly. I think it a good book, but 
it isn't really a book about Shakespeare, but a book about delusionary 
thinking.

--Bob G.

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