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- Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare 2,230 copies, 37 reviews
- The Swerve: How the World Became Modern 1,279 copies, 62 reviews
- The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Vol. 2 504 copies
- Renaissance Self-Fashioning: From More to Shakespeare 253 copies, 1 review
- The Norton Anthology of English Literature, vol. B 214 copies, 1 review
- The Norton Anthology of English Literature, volume D: The Romantic Period 205 copies
- The Norton Anthology of English Literature, volume E: The Victorian Age 190 copies
- Marvelous Possessions: The Wonder of the New World 159 copies, 2 reviews
- The Norton Anthology of English Literature, volume F: The Twentieth… 157 copies
- The Norton Anthology of English Literature, vol. C 149 copies
- The Norton Anthology of English Literature, vol. A 138 copies, 1 review
- Hamlet in Purgatory 137 copies
- Shakespearean Negotiations: The Circulation of Social Energy in… 104 copies
- The Norton Anthology of English Literature (Single-Volume 8th Edition) 85 copies
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Mon, Oct 6, 7pmThe Swerve
: How the World Became Modern by Stephen J. Greenblatt
One of the world's most celebrated scholars, Greenblatt has crafted both an innovative work of history and a thrilling 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.
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The WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL BOOK CLUB at Books Inc. Opera Plaza
The WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL BOOK CLUB will discuss The Swerve
: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt
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discusses Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare
from the publisher's website How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare A brilliant reading of Shakespeare's world yields a new understanding of the man and his genius. A young man from the provinces—a man without wealth, connections, or university education—moves to London. In a remarkably short time he becomes the greatest playwright not just of his age but of all time. His works appeal to urban sophisticates and first-time theatergoers; he turns politics into poetry; he recklessly mingles vulgar clowning and philosophical subtlety. How is such an achievement to be explained? Will in the World interweaves a searching account of Elizabethan England with a vivid narrative of the playwright's life. We see Shakespeare learning his craft, starting a family, and forging a career for himself in the wildly competitive London theater world, while at the same time grappling with dangerous religious and political forces that took less-agile figures to the scaffold. Above all, we never lose sight of the great works—A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Macbeth, and more—that continue after four hundred years to delight and haunt audiences everywhere. The basic biographical facts of Shakespeare's life have been known for over a century, but now Stephen Greenblatt shows how this particular life history gave rise to the world's greatest writer. 16 pages of color illustrations. (timspalding)… (more)
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Stephen Greenblatt is the John Cogan University Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University as well as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for Nonfiction. He is the General Editor of The Norton Shakespeare and the General Editor of The Norton Anthology of English Literature. He divided his tme between Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Vermont. [from The Swerve (2011)
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