Monday, February 11, 2008

Marlowe Up Close

An extraordinary book by Roberta Ballantine reveals the last half of Marlowe’s life: twenty-nine years filled with high adventure, touching dramatic writings, his mentors, employers and friends, lovers, wives and children and the most difficult kind of loyal service to England. Missing from every previous biography of Marlowe, many events in his life now appear for the first time, fused from increments of factual evidence beautifully corroborated by surprising steganographic messages created by the man himself – a peerless writer and ghost of all the Shakespeare works.