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  • Marvelous Possessionsby Stephen Greenblatt

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 28.00

    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... more...

  • Hamlet in Purgatoryby Stephen Greenblatt

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 25.43

    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... more...

  • Shakespeare's Freedomby Stephen Greenblatt

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 14.00

    Shakespeare lived in a world of absolutes—of claims for the absolute authority of scripture, monarch, and God, and the authority of fathers over wives and children, the old over the young, and the gentle over the baseborn. With the elegance and verve for which he is well known, Stephen Greenblatt, author of the best-selling Will in the World , shows... more...

  • The Swerveby Stephen Greenblatt

    Random House 2011; US$ 16.91

    WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION 2012 Almost six hundred years ago, a short, genial man took a very old manuscript off a library shelf. With excitement, he saw what he had discovered and ordered it copied. The book was a miraculously surviving copy of an ancient Roman philosophical epic, On the Nature of Things by Lucretius and it... more...

  • Will In The Worldby Stephen Greenblatt

    Random House 2012; US$ 26.78

    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... more...

  • Learning to Curseby Stephen Greenblatt

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 22.95

    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... more...

  • Hamlet in Purgatoryby Stephen Greenblatt

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 18.15

    In Hamlet in Purgatory , renowned literary scholar Stephen Greenblatt delves into 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... more...

  • The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eveby Stephen Greenblatt

    Random House 2017; US$ 36.65

    Selected as a book of the year 2017 by The Times and Sunday Times Humans cannot live without stories. But one story has proved itself the most durable and hauntingly real of all time. 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... more...

  • Tyrantby Stephen Greenblatt

    Random House 2018; US$ 18.32

    How does a truly disastrous leader – a sociopath, a demagogue, a tyrant – come to power? How, and why, does a tyrant hold on to power? And what goes on in the hidden recesses of the tyrant's soul? For help in understanding our most urgent contemporary dilemmas, William Shakespeare has no peer. As an aging, tenacious Elizabeth I clung... more...

  • Mapping the Renaissance Worldby Frank Lestringant; Stephen Greenblatt

    Wiley 2014; US$ 62.95

    This book focuses on the work of the great sixteenth-century traveller and map-maker Andre Thevat and explores the interrelations between representation and power in the age of discovery. more...