The Greenblatt Reader / Edition 1

The Greenblatt Reader / Edition 1

by Michael Payne, Stephen Greenblatt
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1405115661

ISBN-13: 9781405115667

Pub. Date: 02/21/2005

Publisher: Wiley

Stephen Greenblatt is one of the most influential practitioners of new historicism. This Reader makes available in one volume Greenblatt's most important writings on culture, Renaissance studies, and Shakespeare. It also features occasional pieces on subjects as diverse as story-telling and miracles, demonstrating the range of his cultural interests. Taken together

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Stephen Greenblatt is one of the most influential practitioners of new historicism. This Reader makes available in one volume Greenblatt's most important writings on culture, Renaissance studies, and Shakespeare. It also features occasional pieces on subjects as diverse as story-telling and miracles, demonstrating the range of his cultural interests. Taken together, the texts collected here dispel the idea that new historicism is antithetical to literary and aesthetic value.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405115667
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/21/2005
Series:
Blackwell Readers Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Introduction: Greenblatt and New Historicism.

Part One: Culture and New Historicism.

1 Culture.

2 Towards a Poetics of Culture.

3 The Touch of the Real.

Part Two: Renaissance Studies.

4 The Wound in the Wall.

5 Marvelous Possessions.

Part Three: Shakespeare Studies.

6 Invisible Bullets.

7 The Improvisation of Power.

8 Shakespeare and the Exorcists.

9 Martial Law in the Land of Cocaigne.

Part Four: Occasional Pieces.

10 Prologue to Hamlet in Purgatory.

11 China: Visiting Rites.

12 China: Visiting Rites (II).

13 Laos is Open.

14 Story-Telling.

Stephen Greenblatt: A Bibliography (1965-2003), compiled by Gustavo P. Secchi.

Index

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