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Faculty and alumni authors

Shakespeare’s Cues and Prompts: Intertextuality and Sources
by Murray Levith, professor of English
Continuum International Publishing Group, 2007

Shakespeare, like Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, is a weaver. He spins a web of his explicit and implicit narrative and dramatic sources, historical and cultural prompts, and other multifaceted intertexts woven into the fabric of his comedies, tragedies, and histories. In his fourth book on Shakespeare, Murray Levith highlights examples of largely unrecognized and sometimes subtle strands of Shakespeare’s intertextual tapestries in selected plays, contributing to fresh understandings of, among others, The Merchant of Venice, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Richard III, Othello, and The Taming of the Shrew.

Levith has taught Shakespeare at Skidmore for more than thirty-five years.

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Honey with Tobacco

by Peg O’Higgins Boyers ’75,
executive editor of Salmagundi
University of Chicago Press, 2007

Personal poems that explore childhood in Cuba, relate the ordeals of parenting, and confront age, desire, and regret

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Hey Batta Batta Swing! The Wild Old Days of Baseball
by Sally Williams Cook ’76 and
James Charlton
Margaret K. McElderry Books/Simon & Schuster, 2007

The inside scoop on America’s favorite pastime, going back to before there was a pitching mound or team jerseys

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100 Questions and Answers about Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative
Colitis: A Lahey Clinic Guide

by Andrew Warner ’83 and Amy Barto
Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2007

Provides doctors’ and patients’ views, treatment options, and a glossary

Get booked. Alumni authors are urged to send copies of their books, publisher’s notes, or reviews, so that Scope can make note of their work.