Jacksons Dilemma by Iris MurdochHer last book (published in 95). Apparently set in modern times (eg computers self-consciously mentioned in passing), but very old fashioned feel. A bride disappears on the eve of her wedding, leaving friends and family devastated and perplexed, with hurt and mysteries in their own past to face up to.
Doesnt flow quite as well as some of her earlier works; in particular, it is somewhat disjointed and, especially towards the end, rather rushed with sections of very theatrical dialogue, which dont ring true.
Linguistic analysis re her Alzheimers has shown how limited the vocabulary and how simple the sentences are compared with her earlier works: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/news-articl....
The Death of Shakespeare
Historians believe Shakespeare was born on this day in , the same day he died in Although the plays of William Shakespeare may be the most widely read works in the English language, little is known for certain about the playwright himself. Some scholars even believe the plays were not written by William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon but by some other well-educated, aristocratic writer who wished to remain anonymous. He became an alderman and bailiff in Stratford-upon-Avon, and Shakespeare was baptized in the town on April 26, At age 18, Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway, and the couple had a daughter in and twins in
On April 23, , English poet and playwright William Shakespeare died in his hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon at the age of fifty-two. His death occurred on or near his birthday the exact date of his birth remains unknown , which may have been the source of a later legend that he fell ill and died after a night of heavy drinking with two other writers, Ben Jonson and Michael Drayton. Although Shakespeare had achieved some measure of acclaim and financial success during his life, writing for the stage was, at the time of his death, not yet thought of as a serious artistic pursuit, and his modest burial at Holy Trinity Church was more suited to a wealthy local retiree than a celebrity. In John Heminge and Henry Condell assembled his plays into a single large-format edition. We know this edition as the First Folio, one of the most famous texts in English literature. The "Bard of Avon" holds a place in history as one of the greatest writers to have lived, and his work is performed, read, and taught across the world.
He died on his birthday.. William Shakespeare died on April 23, He died on his birthday, which is not all that ironic and also possibly not true since we do not know the exact date of Shakespeare's birth. We do not know what day Shakespeare was born on, only that he was baptised on April 26, But we do know when he died: April 23, Obviously he died very close to his birthday, and so people have said "Wouldn't it be cool if he .
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How Did Shakespeare Die? The cause of Shakespeare's death is a mystery, but an entry in the diary of John Ward, the vicar of Holy Trinity Church in Stratford where Shakespeare is buried , tells us that "Shakespeare, Drayton, and Ben Jonson had a merry meeting and it seems drank too hard, for Shakespeare died of a fever there contracted. It should be noted though that a serious outbreak of typhus, known as the "new fever", in the year Shakespeare died , lends credibility to Ward's story. Martin Mitchell, in his insightful biography of Shakespeare's physician and son-in-law , Dr. John Hall, presents the following hypothesis: "I have formed the opinion that it was more likely than not in the nature of a cerebral hemorrhage or apoplexy that quickly deepened and soon became fatal. There are three reasons for this. Richard Burbage who daily shared the same theatrical life, himself died of such a seizure after twenty-four hours illness [in ]" Mitchell,