The devious and derivative biography of a personally unknown and a literary giant- Marlowe, father of English dramatic...

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THE MUSES' DARLING

The devious and derivative biography of a personally unknown and a literary giant- Marlowe, father of English dramatic poetry, iconoclastic genius of the divinity student turned atheist, plagued by an intolerant government to an assassin's death at 29. The facts are scanty and blurred, his relationship with Kyd, his service to the government, the trial of his murderer, and Norman is careful, scholarly in his handling of them. The vast voids in Marlowe's life the author fills in through sensitive, learned interpretation of Marlowe's works and reference to him in Shakespeare, Kyd, Raleigh, Greene, etc. Here is a keen, critical appreciation of Marlowe's contribution to English letters, that attempts to compensate for lack of extant material by rambling off an tangents in forced Elizabethan prose.

Pub Date: Oct. 10, 1946

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Rinehart

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1946