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Stephen Greenblatt Writing Styles in Will in the World

Stephen Greenblatt
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Perspectives

In general terms, the point of view of this book is that of a scientist testing and proving a particular thesis. In this case, the thesis is that the work of William Shakespeare deeply connected to the playwrights' experiences of life. The book appears to have been written from a singular, some might say obsessive, point of view - that of an academic yet imaginative researcher with a sometimes critical, more often adoring, passion for Shakespeare's work. There is definite enthusiasm in this point of view, not to mention evidence of painstaking research and deep thought - this "scientist" has definitely done his homework. There is also the very strong sense that the author has both written and researched from an insistent conviction that his theory is correct, that in spite of offering frequent reminders that what is being presented is hypothetical, he firmly believes that...

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