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Cultural Mobility: A Manifesto

by Stephen Greenblatt Ines G. Zupanov Reinhard Meyer-Kalkus Heike Paul Pal Nyiri Friederike Pannewick

Cultural Mobility is a blueprint and a model for understanding the patterns of meaning that human societies create. Drawn from a wide range of disciplines, the essays collected here under the distinguished editorial guidance of Stephen Greenblatt share the conviction that cultures, even traditional cultures, are rarely stable or fixed. Radical mobility is not a phenomenon of the twenty-first century alone, but is a key constituent element of human life in virtually all periods. Yet academic accounts of culture tend to operate on exactly the opposite assumption and to celebrate what they imagine to be rooted or whole or undamaged. To grasp the shaping power of colonization, exile, emigration, wandering, contamination, and unexpected, random events, along with the fierce compulsions of greed, longing, and restlessness, cultural analysis needs to operate with a new set of principles. An international group of authors spells out these principles and puts them into practice.

Hamlet in Purgatory

by Stephen Greenblatt

ISBN: 0-691-05873-3

Marvelous Possessions: The Wonder of the New World

by Stephen Greenblatt

Explores how Europeans of the late Middle Ages and early modern period represented newly discovered exotic peoples in travel narratives, judicial documents, and official reports. Especially shows how the sense of the marvellous was primarily used to encourage the appropriation of new lands (but not always).

The Norton Anthology of English Literature: The Twentieth Century and After

by Stephen Greenblatt Jahan Ramazani M. H. Abrams Jon Stallworthy Greenblatt James Simpson Catherine Robson George M. Logan James Noggle Jack Stillinger Carol T. Christ Alfred David Barbara K. Lewalski Lawrence Lipking Deidre Shauna Lynch Katharine Eisaman Maus

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.

The Norton Anthology of English Literature: The Victorian Age

by Stephen Greenblatt Jahan Ramazani M. H. Abrams Jon Stallworthy James Simpson Catherine Robson George M. Logan James Noggle Jack Stillinger Carol T. Christ Alfred David Barbara K. Lewalski Lawrence Lipking Deidre Shauna Lynch Katharine Eisaman Maus

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.

The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Volume 1 (8th edition)

by Stephen Greenblatt M. H. Abrams

This volume is comprised of The Middle Ages, The 16th Century, The Early 17th Century, and The Restoration and The 18th Century.

The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Volume 1 (9th Edition)

by Stephen Greenblatt Jahan Ramazani M. H. Abrams Jon Stallworthy James Simpson Catherine Robson George M. Logan James Noggle Jack Stillinger Carol T. Christ Alfred David Barbara K. Lewalski Lawrence Lipking Deidre Shauna Lynch Katharine Eisaman Maus

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.

The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Volume 2 (8th edition)

by Stephen Greenblatt M. H. Abrams

This volume is comprised of The Romantic Period, The Victorian Age, and The Twentieth Century and After.

The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Volume 2 (9th Edition)

by Stephen Greenblatt Jahan Ramazani M. H. Abrams Jon Stallworthy James Simpson Catherine Robson George M. Logan James Noggle Jack Stillinger Carol T. Christ Alfred David Barbara K. Lewalski Lawrence Lipking Deidre Shauna Lynch Katharine Eisaman Maus

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.

Practicing New Historicism

by Stephen Greenblatt Catherine Gallagher

Discusses a new brand of literary criticism.

Religio Medici and Urne-Buriall

by Stephen Greenblatt Ramie Targoff Sir Thomas Browne

Sir Thomas Browne is one of the supreme stylists of the English language: a coiner of words and spinner of phrases to rival Shakespeare; the wielder of a weird and wonderful erudition; an inquiring spirit in the mold of Montaigne. Browne was an inspiration to the Romantics as well as to W.G. Sebald, and his work is quirky, sonorous, and enchanting. Here this baroque master's two most enduring and admired works, Religio Medici and Urne-Buriall, appear in a new edition that has been annotated and introduced by the distinguished scholars Ramie Targoff and Stephen Greenblatt (author of the best-selling Will in the World and the National Book Award-winning The Swerve). In Religio Medici Browne mulls over the relation between his medical profession and his profession of the Christian faith, pondering the respective claims of science and religion, questions that are still very much alive today. The discovery of an ancient burial site in an English field prompted Browne to write Urne-Buriall, which is both an early anthropological examination of different practices of interment and a profound meditation on mortality. Its grave and exquisite music has resounded for generations.

Shakespeare's Festive Comedy: A Study of Dramatic Form and Its Relation to Social Custom

by Stephen Greenblatt Cesar Lombardi Barber

In this classic work, acclaimed Shakespeare critic C. L. Barber argues that Elizabethan seasonal festivals such as May Day and Twelfth Night are the key to understanding Shakespeare's comedies. Brilliantly interweaving anthropology, social history, and literary criticism, Barber traces the inward journey--psychological, bodily, spiritual--of the comedies: from confusion, raucous laughter, aching desire, and aggression, to harmony. Revealing the interplay between social custom and dramatic form, the book shows how the Elizabethan antithesis between everyday and holiday comes to life in the comedies' combination of seriousness and levity."I have been led into an exploration of the way the social form of Elizabethan holidays contributed to the dramatic form of festive comedy. To relate this drama to holiday has proved to be the most effective way to describe its character. And this historical interplay between social and artistic form has an interest of its own: we can see here, with more clarity of outline and detail than is usually possible, how art develops underlying configurations in the social life of a culture."--C. L. Barber, in the Introduction This new edition includes a foreword by Stephen Greenblatt, who discusses Barber's influence on later scholars and the recent critical disagreements that Barber has inspired, showing that Shakespeare's Festive Comedy is as vital today as when it was originally published.

Shakespeare's Montaigne

by Michel De Montaigne Stephen Greenblatt John Florio Peter G. Platt

An NYRB Classics OriginalShakespeare, Nietzsche wrote, was Montaigne's best reader--a typically brilliant Nietzschean insight, capturing the intimate relationship between Montaigne's ever-changing record of the self and Shakespeare's kaleidoscopic register of human character. And there is no doubt that Shakespeare read Montaigne--though how extensively remains a matter of debate--and that the translation he read him in was that of John Florio, a fascinating polymath, man-about-town, and dazzlingly inventive writer himself.Florio's Montaigne is in fact one of the masterpieces of English prose, with a stylistic range and felicity and passages of deep lingering music that make it comparable to Sir Robert Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy and the works of Sir Thomas Browne. This new edition of this seminal work, edited by Stephen Greenblatt and Peter G. Platt, features an adroitly modernized text, an essay in which Greenblatt discusses both the resemblances and real tensions between Montaigne's and Shakespeare's visions of the world, and Platt's introduction to the life and times of the extraordinary Florio. Altogether, this book provides a remarkable new experience of not just two but three great writers who ushered in the modern world.

The Swerve: How the World Became Modern

by Stephen Greenblatt

This engaging history of the birth of modernity and the Renaissance explores the rediscovery and popularization of Lucretious' poem On The Nature of Things, by the book collector Poggio Bracciolini in the fifteenth century, and the impact of the ideas of humanism and science it contained on future generations form Galileo to Einstein. The work is engaging and appropriate for general readers with an interest in the history of science and the Renaissance. Greenblatt is a professor of the humanities at Harvard University. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare

by Stephen Greenblatt

How does a young man from a small provincial town move to London in the late 1580s and in a remarkably short time, become the greatest playwright of all time?

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