Week of July 30, 2023

Among the many books named for Shakespeare lines:


Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

“By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes.” –Macbeth, Act IV, Scene 1


Band of Brothers by Steven E. Ambrose

“We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; For he today that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother” –Henry V, Act IV, Scene III


Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace

“Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio, a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy. –Hamlet, Act V, Scene I


Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

“Oh, wonder! How many goodly creatures are there here! How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world, That has such people in ’t!” –Tempest, Act V, Scene I


Remembrance of Things Past by Marcel Proust

“When to the sessions of sweet silent thought I summon up remembrance of things past, I sigh the lack of many a thing I sought, and with old woes new wail my dear time’s waste.” – Sonnet 30


The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves, that we are underlings.” –Julius Caesar, Act I, Scene II


The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

“Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.” –Macbeth, Act V, Scene V