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- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 39.95
The title of this collection, Profiling Shakespeare , is meant strongly in its double sense. These essays show the outline of a Shakespeare rather different from the man sought by biographers from his time to our own. They also show the effects, the ephemera, the clues and cues, welcome and unwelcome, out of which Shakespeare's admirers and dedicated... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 17.95
From one of the world's premier Shakespeare scholars comes a magisterial new study whose premise is "that Shakespeare makes modern culture and that modern culture makes Shakespeare." Shakespeare has determined many of the ideas that we think of as "naturally" true: ideas about human character, individuality and selfhood, government, leadership,... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 23.00
What is often described as the timelessness of Shakespeare, the transcendent qualities for which his plays have been praised around the world and across the centuries, is perhaps better understood as an uncanny timeliness, a capacity to speak directly to circumstances the playwright could not have anticipated or foreseen. Like a portrait whose eyes... more...
- Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 24.95
What is the role of the arts in American culture? Is art an essential element? If so, how should we support it? Today, as in the past, artists need the funding, approval, and friendship of patrons whether they are individuals, corporations, governments, or nonprofit foundations. But as Patronizing the Arts shows, these relationships can be problematic,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 24.95
The plays of Shakespeare are filled with ghosts ? and ghost writing. Shakespeare's Ghost Writers is an examination of the authorship controversy surrounding Shakespeare: the claim made repeatedly that the plays were ghost written. Ghosts take the form of absences, erasures, even forgeries and signatures ? metaphors extended to include Shakespeare... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95
As defining as Christopher Lasch?s The Culture of Narcissism, Allan Bloom?s The Closing of the American Mind, and Dinesh D?Souza?s Illiberal Education were to the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, respectively, Marjorie Garber?s The Use and Abuse of Literature is to our times. Even as the decline of the reading of literature, as argued by the National... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00
Cultural historian Marjorie Garber offers incisive and witty commentary on what men and women today really want in her enlightening study of what may be the most meaningful relationship any of us will ever have. Real estate has become a form of ?yuppie pornography.? Hopes of summer romance have given way to hopes of summer homes, and fantasies of... more...
- Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 33.95
In this lively and provocative book, cultural critic Marjorie Garber, who has written on topics as different as Shakespeare, dogs, cross-dressing, and real estate, explores the pleasures and pitfalls of the academic life. Academic Instincts discusses three of the perennial issues that have surfaced in recent debates about the humanities: the relation... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 41.95
Beginning with the bold claim, "There can be no culture without the transvestite," Marjorie Garber explores the nature and significance of cross-dressing and of the West's recurring fascination with it. Rich in anecdote and insight, Vested Interests offers a provocative and entertaining view of our ongoing obsession with dressing up--and with... more...