Come to think of it, if we are to have as many books on Shakespeare as
there are professors of Shakespeare, future generations will have a
difficult time at best of having a comprehensive grasp of their field.
It seems to obtain now not just in the case of Shakespeare, but even of
Eliot. But I didn't mean to say that just because an author has
published a lot of books in a relatively short time that he or she
doesn't have a lot to say. It raises the question, but doesn't
necessarily imply the answer. Hence my query.
PS I believe Marshall McLuhan has now authored more books post mortem
than when he was alive. So there is life after death....
On 10/28/2013 11:21 AM, Carrol Cox wrote:
One of my professors at Michigan, Art Eastman, once suggested that no
professor should be allowed to publish a book before he/she was 40.
Probably "until 50 would" be even better. The number of books which
might have made a good essay constitutes about 95% or more of the books
published by university faculty.