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The Swerve How The World Became Modern

Author : Stephen Greenblatt
ISBN : 9780393083385
Genre : History
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Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction Winner of the 2011 National Book Award for Non-Fiction One of the world's most celebrated scholars, Stephen Greenblatt has crafted both an innovative work of history and a thrilling story of discovery, in which one manuscript, plucked from a thousand years of neglect, changed the course of human thought and made possible the world as we know it. Nearly six hundred years ago, a short, genial, cannily alert man in his late thirties took a very old manuscript off a library shelf, saw with excitement what he had discovered, and ordered that it be copied. That book was the last surviving manuscript of an ancient Roman philosophical epic, On the Nature of Things, by Lucretius—a beautiful poem of the most dangerous ideas: that the universe functioned without the aid of gods, that religious fear was damaging to human life, and that matter was made up of very small particles in eternal motion, colliding and swerving in new directions. The copying and translation of this ancient book-the greatest discovery of the greatest book-hunter of his age-fueled the Renaissance, inspiring artists such as Botticelli and thinkers such as Giordano Bruno; shaped the thought of Galileo and Freud, Darwin and Einstein; and had a revolutionary influence on writers such as Montaigne and Shakespeare and even Thomas Jefferson.
Category: History

The Swerve

Author : Stephen Greenblatt
ISBN : 140749631X
Genre : Civilization, Modern
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Nearly six hundred years ago, On the Nature of Things by Lucretius was discovered on a library shelf. The book was the last surviving manuscript of an ancient Roman philosophical epic, filled with dangerous ideas: that the universe functioned without the aid of gods, that religious fear was damaging to human life and that matter was made up of very small particles in eternal motion. The copying and translation of this ancient book fuelled the Renaissance, inspiring artists such as Botticelli and thinkers such as Giordano Bruno; shaped the thought of Galileo and Freud, Darwin and Einstein; and had revolutionary influence on writers from Montaigne to Thomas Jefferson.
Category: Civilization, Modern

Representing The English Renaissance

Author : Stephen Greenblatt
ISBN : 0520061306
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"An exciting collection of essays on English Renaissance literature and culture, this book contributes substantially to the contemporary renaissance in historical modes of critical inquiry."--Margaret W. Ferguson, Columbia University "An exciting collection of essays on English Renaissance literature and culture, this book contributes substantially to the contemporary renaissance in historical modes of critical inquiry."--Margaret W. Ferguson, Columbia University
Category: Literary Criticism

Will In The World

Author : Stephen Greenblatt
ISBN : 9781446442593
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Stephen Greenblatt's Will in the World is widely recognised to be the fullest and most brilliant account ever written of Shakespeare's life, his work and his age. Shakespeare was a man of his time, constantly engaging with his audience's deepest desires and fears, and by reconnecting with this historic reality we are able to experience the true character of the playwright himself. Greenblatt traces Shakespeare's unfolding imaginative generosity - his ability to inhabit others, to confer upon them his own strength of spirit, to make them truly live as independent beings as no other artist has ever done. Digging deep into the vital links between the playwright and his world, Will in the World provides the fullest account ever written of the living, breathing man behind the masterpieces.
Category: Literary Criticism

Tyrant

Author : Stephen Greenblatt
ISBN : 9781473552241
Genre : Literary Criticism
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'Brilliant' Sunday Times How does a truly disastrous leader – a sociopath, a demagogue, a tyrant – come to power? This vivid and accessible analysis of Shakespeare’s most enduring works sheds light on one of our most urgent contemporary dilemmas. As an ageing, tenacious Elizabeth I clung to power, a talented playwright probed the social and psychological roots and the twisted consequences of tyranny. What he discovered in his characters remains remarkably relevant today. With uncanny insight, he shone a spotlight on the infantile psychology and unquenchable narcissistic appetites of demagogues and imagined how they might be stopped. In Tyrant, Stephen Greenblatt examines the themes of power and tyranny in some of Shakespeare’s most famous plays -- from the dominating figures of Richard III, Julius Caesar, Hamlet, Macbeth, and Coriolanus to the subtle tyranny found in Measure for Measure and The Winter's Tale. Tyrant is a highly relevant exploration of Shakespeare’s work that sheds new light on the workings of power.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Norton Shakespeare

Author : Greenblatt, Stephen
ISBN : 9780393263121
Genre : Drama
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The Norton Shakespeare brings to readers a meticulously edited new text that reflects current textual-editing scholarship and introduces innovative teaching features. The print and digital bundle offers students a great reading experience in two ways - a printed volume for their lifetime library and a digital edition ideal for in-class use. Every play introduction, note, gloss and bibliography has been reconsidered in light of reviewers ' suggestions, and new textual introductions and performance notes reflect the extensive new scholarship in these fields.
Category: Drama

The Rise And Fall Of Adam And Eve

Author : Stephen Greenblatt
ISBN : 9781448182619
Genre : Religion
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Selected as a book of the year 2017 by The Times and Sunday Times What is it about Adam and Eve’s story that fascinates us? What does it tell us about how our species lives, dies, works or has sex? The mythic tale of Adam and Eve has shaped conceptions of human origins and destiny for centuries. Stemming from a few verses in an ancient book, it became not just the foundation of three major world faiths, but has evolved through art, philosophy and science to serve as the mirror in which we seem to glimpse the whole, long history of our fears and desires. In a quest that begins at the dawn of time, Stephen Greenblatt takes us from ancient Babylonia to the forests of east Africa. We meet evolutionary biologists and fossilised ancestors; we grapple with morality and marriage in Milton’s Paradise Lost; and we decide if the Fall is the unvarnished truth or fictional allegory.
Category: Religion

Three Modern Satirists Waugh Orwell And Huxley

Author : Stephen Greenblatt
ISBN : 0300005083
Genre : Satire, English
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The differences in the style and judgement of the three writers are exemplified in this examination of their satires
Category: Satire, English

Renaissance Self Fashioning

Author : Stephen Greenblatt
ISBN : 0226306542
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Examines how Marlowe, Spenser, and other sixteenth-century English authors sustained the illusion in their writing that each was the principle creator of his own identity
Category: Literary Criticism

The Norton Shakespeare

Author : William Shakespeare
ISBN : 0393249832
Genre : Drama
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The best-selling complete Shakespeare in a groundbreaking new edition.
Category: Drama

The Norton Anthology Of English Literature

Author : Stephen Greenblatt
ISBN : 0393928349
Genre : Literary Collections
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Read by millions of students over seven editions, The Norton Anthology of English Literature remains the most trusted undergraduate survey of English literature available and one of the most successful college texts ever published.
Category: Literary Collections

Marvelous Possessions

Author : Stephen Greenblatt
ISBN : 0226306577
Genre : History
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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 asserted were strained to the breaking point by the unprecedented nature of the discovery of the New World. But the book also shows that the experience of the marvelous is not necessarily an agent of empire: in writers as different as Herodotus, Jean de Léry, and Montaigne—and notably in Mandeville's Travels, the most popular travel book of the Middle Ages—wonder is a sign of a remarkably tolerant recognition of cultural difference. Marvelous Possession is not only a collection of the odd and exotic through which Stephen Greenblatt powerfully conveys a sense of the marvelous, but also a highly original extension of his thinking on a subject that has occupied him throughout his career. The book reaches back to the ancient Greeks and forward to the present to ask how it is possible, in a time of disorientation, hatred of the other, and possessiveness, to keep the capacity for wonder from being poisoned? "A marvellous book. It is also a compelling and a powerful one. Nothing so original has ever been written on European responses to 'The wonder of the New World.'"—Anthony Pagden, Times Literary Supplement "By far the most intellectually gripping and penetrating discussion of the relationship between intruders and natives is provided by Stephen Greenblatt's Marvelous Possessions."—Simon Schama, The New Republic "For the most engaging and illuminating perspective of all, read Marvelous Possessions."—Laura Shapiro, Newsweek
Category: History

The Norton Anthology Of English Literature The Major Authors

Author : Greenblatt, Stephen
ISBN : 9780393603095
Genre : Literary Collections
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The most-trusted and best-selling anthology continues to set the bar with a vibrant revision of the Major Authors Edition. Major Authors offers new complete major works, new contemporary writers, and new dynamic and convenient digital resources. Now the Norton is an even better teaching tool and, as ever, an unmatched value for students.
Category: Literary Collections

The Norton Anthology Of English Literature

Author : Greenblatt, Stephen
ISBN : 9780393913002
Genre : Literary Collections
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The Ninth Edition offers more complete works and more teachable groupings than ever before, the apparatus you trust, and a new, free Supplemental Ebook with more than 1,000 additional texts. Read by more than 8 million students, The Norton Anthology of English Literature sets the standard and remains an unmatched value.
Category: Literary Collections

Self Fashioning And Assumptions Of Identity In Medieval And Early Modern Iberia

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ISBN : 9789004291003
Genre : History
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In Self-Fashioning and Assumptions of Identity in Medieval and Early Modern Iberia, chapter authors assert the applicability of Stephen Greenblatt's self-fashioning theory, originally framed within Elizabethan England, to medieval and early modern Iberia in the fourteenth, fifteenth, and sixteenth centuries.
Category: History

Redrawing The Boundaries

Author : Stephen Greenblatt
ISBN : 0873523962
Genre : Literary Collections
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Mystery.
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Person Place Thing

Author : John G. Hampton
ISBN : 9781895522259
Genre : Art
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The hidden language of objects and landscape considered through the work of five contemporary Canadian artists: Bonnie Devine, Michael Maranda, Loretta Paoli, Arthur Renwick and Laurel Woodcock.
Category: Art