The Bible in Shakespeare


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Oxford University Press, USA
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5.4 X 0.9 X 8.4 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author

Hannibal Hamlin, Professor of English, The Ohio State University Hannibal Hamlin is Professor of English at The Ohio State University. He has been awarded grants and fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Huntington Library. His work on the Bible and English literature includes Psalm Cultureand Early Modern English Literature, The Sidney Psalter: Psalms of Philip and Mary Sidney, and The King James Bible after Four Hundred Years: Literary, Linguistic, and Cultural Influences, as well as the Folger Shakespeare Library-Bodleian Library-Harry Ransom Center exhibition, Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible. He is editor of the journal Reformation.


"One of the many excellent features of Hannibal Hamlin's introduction to The Bible in Shakespeare is his emphasis on the spoken as well as the written word... In a book happily free of fashionable jargon, and intended for the "educated general reader as well as the academic community", Hamlin passes from a survey of Shakespears's allusive practices to a detailed study of his use of Gensis 1-3." --Gerard Kilroy, Times Literary Supplement

"The book is well presented and standards of copy-editing are good ... The Bible in Shakespeare is a fine study that deserves a wide audience. Hamlin is an excellent guide to this fascinating terrain, and his book opens up new avenues of enquiry that Shakespearean and early modern scholars will want to pursue further." --Adrian Streete, Review of English Studies

"Hamlin is a gifted reader of Wisdom literature and its precocious modernism ... This is a major book that establishes new readings of individual plays as well as an approach to biblical culture that is ready to be developed freshly in other contexts." --Julia Reinhard Lupton, SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900

"Hamlin has built an impressive (and I suspect indispensable) bridge between two of the world's desert-island books." --Rev Dr Paul Edmondson, Around the Globe