The Book of William
How Shakespeare’s First Folio Conquered the World
Bloomsbury USA, $25, 288 pp.
Twitter is altering the way we live (or so a Time magazine cover story has informed us). Google is digitizing entire libraries. A blogger for the Web-only Huffington Post attended a White House news conference in June and generated more hoopla than all the mainstream journalists put together.
The online word is ascending so rapidly that ink-on-paper text seems on the verge of obsolescence. But as English professor and NPR...
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