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Greenblatt, Stephen 1943-

Works: 250 works in 909 publications in 6 languages and 32,073 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Sources  Poetry 
Roles: Editor, Publishing director, Collaborator, Other, Author of introduction, Correspondent, Creator
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 )
26 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 3,724 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 Norton anthology of English literature by M. H Abrams ( Book )
80 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 2,759 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
The swerve : how the world became modern by Stephen Greenblatt ( Book )
14 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,624 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 Shakespeare by William Shakespeare ( Book )
15 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 1,940 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
New world encounters ( )
12 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 1,704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Renaissance self-fashioning : from More to Shakespeare by Stephen Greenblatt ( Book )
29 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 1,621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stephen Greenblatt's Renaissance Self-fashioning is a study of sixteenth-century life and literature that spawned a new era of scholarly inquiry. Greenblatt examines the structure of selfhood as evidenced in major literacy 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. Now a classic text in literary studies, Renaissance Self-Fashioning continues to be of interest to students of the Renaissance, English literature, and the new historicist tradition. This edition is enhanced with the addition of a preface by the author on the book's creation and influence
Marvelous possessions : the wonder of the New World by Stephen Greenblatt ( Book )
44 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,404 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
Shakespearean negotiations : the circulation of social energy in Renaissance England by Stephen Greenblatt ( Book )
46 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in English and held by 1,386 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."--Publisher's description
Hamlet in purgatory by Stephen Greenblatt ( Book )
30 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,367 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
Three modern satirists: Waugh, Orwell, and Huxley by Stephen Greenblatt ( Book )
23 editions published between 1965 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sir Walter Ralegh; the Renaissance man and his roles by Stephen Greenblatt ( Book )
12 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Redrawing the boundaries : the transformation of English and American literary studies ( Book )
13 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 1,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Practicing new historicism by Catherine Gallagher ( Book )
15 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and Portuguese and held by 1,038 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
Learning to curse : essays in early modern culture by Stephen Greenblatt ( Book )
33 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
'Learning to Curse' charts the evolution of Stephen Greenblatt's approach to the literary arts of the Renaissance, providing a vivid and compelling exploration of a complex and contradictory epoch
Allegory and representation by English Institute ( Book )
10 editions published between 1981 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's freedom by Stephen Greenblatt ( Book )
14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 824 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. He first considers the idea of beauty in Shakespeare's works, specifically his challenge to the cult of featureless perfection and his interest in distinguishing marks. He then turns to Shakespeare's interest in murderous hatred, most famously embodied in Shylock but seen also in the character Bernardine in Measure for Measure. Next the author considers the idea of Shakespearean authority, that is, Shakespeare's deep sense of the ethical ambiguity of power, including his own. Ultimately, the auhor takes up Shakespearean autonomy, in particular the freedom of artists, guided by distinctive forms of perception, to live by their own laws and to claim that their creations are singularly unconstrained
Representing the English Renaissance ( Book )
8 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Will in the world how Shakespeare became Shakespeare by Stephen Greenblatt ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
Cultural mobility : a manifesto by Stephen Greenblatt ( Book )
15 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 390 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
The Power of forms in the English Renaissance ( Book )
6 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Greenblatt, S. 1943-
Greenblatt, Stephen.
Greenblatt, Stephen J.
Greenblatt, Stephen J., 1943-
Greenblatt, Stephen J., (Stephen Jay), 1943-
Greenblatt, Stephen Jay.
Greenblatt, Stephen Jay, 1943-
グリーンブラット, S
グリーンブラット, スティーヴン
グリーンブラット, スティーヴン・J
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