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Author: Stephen Greenblatt
Publisher: W. W. Norton
Keywords: shakespeare, world
Number of Pages: 448
Published: 2005-09-19
List price: $15.95
ISBN-10: 039332737X
ISBN-13: 9780393327373

"So engrossing, clearheaded, and lucid that its arrival is not just welcome but cause for celebration." —Dan Cryer, Newsday Stephen Greenblatt, the charismatic Harvard professor who "knows more about Shakespeare than Ben Jonson or the Dark Lady did" (John Leonard, Harper’s), has written a biography that enables us to see, hear, and feel how an acutely sensitive and talented boy, surrounded by the rich tapestry of Elizabethan life; full of drama and pageantry, and also cruelty and danger; could have become the world’s greatest playwright. Bringing together little-known historical

Author: Stephen Greenblatt
Publisher: University of California Press
Keywords: historicism, new, studies, cultural, poetics, england, renaissance, negotiations, circulation, social, energy, shakespearean
Number of Pages: 205
Published: 1989-04-14
List price: $21.95
ISBN-10: 0520061608
ISBN-13: 9780520061606

Stephen Greenblatt has been at the center of a major shift in literary interpretation toward a critical method that situates cultural creation in history. Shakespearean Negotiations is a sustained and powerful exemplification of this innovative method, offering a new way of understanding the power of Shakespeare’s achievement and, beyond this, an original analysis of cultural process.

Author: Stephen Greenblatt
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press
Keywords: world, new, wonder, possessions, marvelous
Number of Pages: 216
Published: 1992-10-15
List price: $20.00
ISBN-10: 0226306526
ISBN-13: 9780226306520

Marvelous Possessions is a study of the ways in which Europeans of the late Middle Ages and the early modern period represented non-European peoples and took possession of their lands, in particular the New World.In a series of innovative readings of travel narratives, judicial documents, and official reports, Stephen Greenblatt shows that the experience of the marvelous, central to both art and philosophy, was cunningly yoked by Columbus and others to the service of colonial appropriation. He argues that the traditional symbolic actions and legal rituals through which European sovereignty was

Author: Stephen Greenblatt
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Keywords: purgatory, hamlet
Number of Pages: 352
Published: 2002-08-26
List price: $24.95
ISBN-10: 0691102570
ISBN-13: 9780691102573

Stephen Greenblatt sets out to explain his longtime fascination with the ghost of Hamlet’s father, and his daring and ultimately gratifying journey takes him through surprising intellectual territory. It yields an extraordinary account of the rise and fall of Purgatory as both a belief and a lucrative institution--as well as a capacious new reading of the power of Hamlet. In the mid-sixteenth century, English authorities abruptly changed the relationship between the living and dead. Declaring that Purgatory was a false "poem," they abolished the institutions and banned the practices th

Author: Stephen Greenblatt
Publisher: Routledge
Keywords: classics, routledge, curse, learning
Number of Pages: 259
Published: 2007-02-26
List price: $21.95
ISBN-10: 0415771609
ISBN-13: 9780415771603

Stephen Greenblatt argued in these celebrated essays that the art of the Renaissance could only be understood in the context of the society from which it sprang. His approach - ’New Historicism’ - drew from history, anthropology, Marxist theory, post-structuralism, and psychoanalysis and in the process, blew apart the academic boundaries insulating literature from the world around it. Learning to Curse charts the evolution of that approach and provides a vivid and compelling exploration of a complex and contradictory epoch.

Author: Stephen Greenblatt
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press
Keywords: shakespeare, fashioning, renaissance
Number of Pages: 332
Published: 2005-10-01
List price: $20.00
ISBN-10: 0226306593
ISBN-13: 9780226306599

Renaissance Self-Fashioning is a study of sixteenth-century life and literature that spawned a new era of scholarly inquiry. Stephen Greenblatt examines the structure of selfhood as evidenced in major literary figures of the English Renaissance—More, Tyndale, Wyatt, Spenser, Marlowe, and Shakespeare—and finds that in the early modern period new questions surrounding the nature of identity heavily influenced the literature of the era. Now a classic text in literary studies, Renaissance Self-Fashioning continues to be of interest to students of the Renaissance, English literature, and the ne

Author: Stephen Greenblatt
Publisher: University of California Press
Keywords: books, representations, encounters, world, new
Number of Pages: 344
Published: 1993-03-12
List price: $32.95
ISBN-10: 0520080211
ISBN-13: 9780520080218

The discovery of the Indies, wrote Francisco López de Gómara in 1552, was "the greatest event since the creation of the world, excepting the Incarnation and Death of Him who created it." Five centuries have not diminished either the overwhelming importance or the strangeness of the early encounter between Europeans and American peoples. This collection of essays, encompassing history, literary criticism, art history, and anthropology, offers a fresh and innovative approach to the momentous encounter.
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