Maltby, Arthur

Known internationally as a specialist on information retrieval theory, Arthur Maltby’s books and articles on other themes include several involving the use and evaluation of historical source material. He has maintained a great interest in Shakespeare and his biographers for many years. Before retirement, Mr. Maltby was a senior lecturer at two British universities, then a government adviser on education and libraries.

Shakespeare as a Challenge for Literary Biography. A History of Biographies of Shakespeare Since 1898
2009 0-7734-4732-6
Argues that, despite the quantity of writing and record searching, Shakespearean biographies remain curiously unsatisfactory, even contradictory.