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Hamlet in Purgatory

Hamlet in Purgatory

Author: Stephen Greenblatt
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Explores the adventure narratives, ghost stories, pilgrimages, and imagery by which a belief in a grisly "prison house of souls" had been shaped and reinforced in the Middle Ages. The author argues  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Greenblatt
ISBN: 0691058733 9780691058733
OCLC Number: 185431556
Awards: Runner-up for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2001
Description: xii, 322 s., [8] plates -s. i färg : illustrations
Contents: List of Illustrations ix Acknowledgements xi Prologue 3 Chapter One: A Poet's Fable 10 Chapter Two: Imagining Purgatory 47 Chapter Three: The Rights of Memory 102 Chapter Four: Staging Ghosts 151 Chapter Five: Remember Me 205 Epilogue 258 Notes 263 Index 315
Responsibility: Stephen Greenblatt.


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Greenblatt's fascination with ghostly texts is contagious, and he is virtually unequaled among literary critics as a prose stylist... [Hamlet in Purgatory] greatly succeeds in bringing alive the Read more...

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