Learning to Curse
Essays in Early Modern Culture
By (author) Stephen Greenblatt
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Learning to Curse by Stephen Greenblatt
Book DescriptionStephen 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415771603
(198mm x 129mm x 20mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Stephen Greenblatt
Will in the World, Paperback (October 2016)
Shakespeare was a man of his time, constantly engaging with his audience's deepest desires and fears. In this book, by reconnecting with this historic reality we are able to experience the true character of the playwright himself. It traces Shakespeare's unfolding imaginative generosity.
Norton Shakespeare, Paperback / softback (January 2016)
Both an enhanced digital edition the first edited specifically for undergraduates and a handsome print volume, The Norton Shakespeare, Third Edition, provides a freshly edited text, acclaimed apparatus, and an unmatched value."
Reynard the Fox, Hardback (April 2015)
Like Seamus Heaney's Beowulf, this new translation of a classic promises to revive one of the greatest characters of medieval literature.
Shakespeare's Montaigne, Paperback (June 2014)» View all books by Stephen Greenblatt
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.
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Author Biography - Stephen Greenblatt
Stephen J. Greenblatt, the pioneer of the "new historicist" approach to literature, is currently John Cogan Professor of Humanities at Harvard University and the author of the recent bestselling life of Shakespeare, Will in the World.
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