"Groundbreaking, historically informed, elegantly written, and invaluable for anyone interested in a deeper understanding of Shakespeare and religion in Elizabethan England." --James Shapiro, author of 1599 and Contested Will
"This is a brilliant book....If you have any interest at all in Shakespeare....you're in for a dazzling, if sometimes demanding, intellectual adventure." --Michael Dirda, ashington Post Book World
"This is a work of deep, thorough scholarship. The book is extremely interesting and well-written. It's a model of a modern scholarly book." --Bardfilm
"It made for perfect candlelight reading after lower Manhattan lost power." --Lorin Stein, Paris Review
"This is a highly imaginative, accessibly written take on Shakespeare's use of a source of considerable significance." --Library Journal
About the Author
Daniel Swift is a literary journalist and a professor of English at Skidmore College. He is the author of Bomber County: The Poetry of a Lost Pilot's War, which was long-listed for the Guardian First Book Award and the Samuel Johnson Prize. His writings have appeared in Financial Times, The Nation, New York Times Book Review, and Times Literary Supplement.