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Greenblatt, Stephen 1943-

Works: 450 works in 1,904 publications in 10 languages and 43,944 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biographies  Literature  Tragedies (Drama)  Literary criticism  Sources  Allegories  Poetry  Drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Other, htt, Creator, Contributor, Author of introduction, Redactor, Interviewee, win, Correspondent, 070, 340
Classifications: PR1109, 822.33
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Most widely held works by Stephen Greenblatt
Will in the World : How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare by Stephen Greenblatt( Book )

53 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is a biography on English poet and playwright, William Shakespeare. Shakespeare is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. In this work, the author attempts to provide a vivid and plausible version of the undocumented areas of Shakespeare's life. The author intends to demonstrate how an acutely sensitive and talented boy -- surrounded by the rich tapestry of Elizabethan life, full of drama and pageantry, and also cruelty and danger -- could have become the world's greatest playwright. He brings together little-known historical facts and little-noticed elements of Shakespeare's plays and makes connections between Shakespeare's life and his works
The swerve : how the world became modern by Stephen Greenblatt( Book )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2,736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book the author transports readers to the dawn of the Renaissance and chronicles the life of an intrepid book lover who rescued the Roman philosophical text On the Nature of Things from certain oblivion. In this work he has crafted both a work of history and a 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
The Norton anthology of English literature by M. H Abrams( Book )

76 editions published between 1999 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. Firmly grounded by the hallmark strengths of all Norton Anthologies -- thorough and helpful introductory matter, judicious annotation, complete texts wherever possible -- the Eighth Edition has been revitalized through the collaboration of six new editors and six seasoned ones. Under Stephen Greenblatt, General Editor, the editors have rethought all aspects of the anthology to make it an even better teaching tool. - Back cover
New World encounters( )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 2,300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hamlet in purgatory by Stephen Greenblatt( Book )

47 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 2,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 of the power of Hamlet."--Jacket
Renaissance self-fashioning : from More to Shakespeare by Stephen Greenblatt( Book )

50 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renaissance Self-Fashioning is a study of sixteenth-century life and literature that spawned a new era of scholarly inquiry. Stephen Greenblatt examines the structure of selfhood as evidenced in major literary figures of the English Renaissance More, Tyndale, Wyatt, Spenser, Marlowe, and Shakespeare and finds that in the early modern period new questions surrounding the nature of identity heavily influenced the literature of the era. --
Shakespearean negotiations : the circulation of social energy in Renaissance England by Stephen Greenblatt( Book )

62 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephen Greenblatt has been at the center of a major shift in literary interpretation toward a critical method that situates cultural creation in history. Shakespearean Negotiations is a sustained and powerful exemplification of this innovative method, offering a new way of understanding the power of Shakespeare's achievement and, beyond this, an original analysis of cultural process
Marvelous possessions : the wonder of the New World by Stephen Greenblatt( Book )

124 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study examines 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 readings of travel narratives, judicial documents and official documents, Greenblatt shows that "the experience of the marvellous", central to both art and philosophy, was yoked by Columbus and others to service of colonial appropriation. He argues that the traditional symbolic actions and legal rituals through which European sovereignty was asserted were strained to breaking point by the unprecedented nature of the discovery of the New World. But the book also shows that "the experience of the marvellous" is not necessarily an agent of empire: in writers as different as Herodotus, Jean de Lery and Montaigne - and notably in "Mandeville's Travels"--Wonder is the sign of a recognition of cultural difference. Greenblatt 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 possesiveness, to keep the capacity for wonder from being poisoned
The Norton Shakespeare by William Shakespeare( Book )

15 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete works of Shakespeare, based on the Oxford edition, plus sections on his world, life, and art. With appendices of original documents, and a chronology
The rise and fall of Adam and Eve by Stephen Greenblatt( Book )

30 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 1,470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bolder, even, than the ambitious books for which Stephen Greenblatt is already renowned, The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve explores the enduring story of humanity's first parents, and through them, of Western civilization. Tracking the tale into the deep past, to the Hebrews' exile in Babylon, Greenblatt explores the tremendous theological, artistic, and cultural creativity over the centuries that made Adam and Eve so profoundly resonant, and continues to make them, finally, so very "real" to millions of people even in the present. Both a hymn to human responsibility and a dark fable about human wretchedness, their story--told in only a few verses in an ancient book--has served as a mirror in which we seem to glimpse the whole, long history of human fears and desires. With the uncanny brilliance he previously brought to his depictions of William Shakespeare and Poggio Bracciolini (the humanist monk who is the protagonist of The Swerve), Greenblatt explores the intensely personal engagement of Augustine, Dürer, and Milton in this mammoth project of collective creation, While he also limns the diversity of the story's offspring: rich allegory, vicious misogyny, deep moral insight, and some of the greatest triumphs of art and literature. The biblical origin story, Greenblatt argues, is a model for what the humanities still have to offer: not the scientific nature of things, but rather a deep encounter with problems that have gripped our species for as long as we can recall and that continue to fascinate and trouble us today."--Jacket
Three modern satirists : Waugh, Orwell, and Huxley by Stephen Greenblatt( Book )

34 editions published between 1965 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 1,275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural mobility : a manifesto by Stephen Greenblatt( )

21 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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"--Provided by publisher
Sir Walter Ralegh; the Renaissance man and his roles by Stephen Greenblatt( Book )

16 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 1,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Redrawing the boundaries : the transformation of English and American literary studies( Book )

25 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 1,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection of essays, twenty-four leading scholars examine the major developments that have expanded the horizons of English and American literary studies during recent decades.Redrawing the Boundaries reviews the significant scholarship for major historical periods and surveys new directions in literary criticism and in composition studies. Each essay is accompanied by an annotated list of suggestions for further reading; the book concludes with an extensive list of works cited and a name index.For scholars, teachers, and students of literature, this remarkable work provides an essential overview of traditions and innovations that make up English and American literary studies today. --
Practicing new historicism by Catherine Gallagher( Book )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and Portuguese and held by 1,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two literary scholars focus on five central aspects of the literary critical theory: recurrent use of anecdotes, preoccupation with the nature of representations, fascination with the history of the body, sharp focus on neglected details, and skeptical analysis of ideology
Tyrant : Shakespeare on politics by Stephen Greenblatt( Book )

17 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As an aging, tenacious Elizabeth I clung to power, a talented playwright probed the social causes, the psychological roots, and the twisted consequences of tyranny. In exploring the psyche (and psychoses) of the likes of Richard III, Macbeth, Lear, Coriolanus, and the societies they rule over, Stephen Greenblatt illuminates the ways in which William Shakespeare delved into the lust for absolute power and the catastrophic consequences of its execution."--
Allegory and representation by English Institute( Book )

20 editions published between 1981 and 1989 in English and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learning to curse : essays in early modern culture by Stephen Greenblatt( Book )

49 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and held by 1,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the essay on pp. 40-58, "Marlowe, Marx, and Anti-Semitism, " proposes a comparative reading of Marlowe's "The Jew of Malta" and Marx's essay "On the Jewish Question." Both works use the stereotype of the perfidious Jew, showing a link between the Renaissance and modern thought. The Jew, linked in the popular imagination with usury or cunning, is depicted by these writers as paradoxically alien and a distilled representative of a society obsessed with the power of money. This contrasts with Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice, " which presents the Jew as an outsider. Argues that Marlowe has a buried identification with the Jewish protagonist Barabas (e.g. both scorn society and have no hope for its future). Marx, however, maintained hope for a better society
The Norton anthology of English literature by Stephen Greenblatt( Book )

68 editions published between 1968 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of English literature, featuring works of English poetry, prose, fiction, and drama by major authors from the Middle Ages through the twentieth century, including full and excerpted texts, with introductions and annotations, color plates, a glossary, and other study aids
Shakespeare's freedom by Stephen Greenblatt( Book )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. The author shows that Shakespeare was strikingly averse to such absolutes and constantly probed the possibility of freedom from them. Again and again, Shakespeare confounds the designs and pretensions of kings, generals, and churchmen. His aversion to absolutes even leads him to probe the exalted and seemingly limitless passions of his lovers. The author explores this rich theme by addressing four of Shakespeare's preoccupations across all the genres in which he worked
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Will in the World : How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare
The swerve : how the world became modernThe Norton anthology of English literatureNew World encountersHamlet in purgatoryRenaissance self-fashioning : from More to ShakespeareShakespearean negotiations : the circulation of social energy in Renaissance EnglandMarvelous possessions : the wonder of the New WorldThe Norton Shakespeare
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Greenblatt, S. (Stephen Jay), 1943-

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