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.

Ken A

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.