Nothing Like the Sun

Nothing Like the Sun

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Description

A magnificent, bawdy telling of Shakespeare's love life, following young Will's maturation into sex and writing. A playful romp, 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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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 140 x 211 x 18mm | 236g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0393346404
  • 9780393346404
  • 577,103

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'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.
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Review quote

"Burgess can remake reality not only in his own writing but also in a new perception of the writings of his subject." -- New York Times Book Review "Nothing Like the Sun is a wildly inventive, verbally dazzling attempt to enter the secret chambers of Shakespeare's inner life. Cunning, alert, and deliciously irresponsible, Burgess brilliantly invents a private history of sexual desire and betrayal lurking behind the blank face that looks out from the First Folio." -- Stephen Greenblatt
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About Anthony Burgess

Anthony Burgess (1917-1993) is the author of many works, including The Wanting Seed, Nothing Like the Sun, and Re Joyce. A Clockwork Orange is one of the "100 best novels" of both Time magazine and Modern Library and is on David Bowie's Book List.
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Rating details

1,014 ratings
3.79 out of 5 stars
5 26% (266)
4 40% (401)
3 24% (244)
2 8% (78)
1 2% (25)
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