Marjorie Garber


Born
July 11, 1944


Marjorie B. Garber (born June 11, 1944) is a professor at Harvard University and the author of a wide variety of books, most notably ones about William Shakespeare and aspects of popular culture including sexuality.

She wrote Vested Interests: Cross-Dressing and Cultural Anxiety, a ground breaking theoretical work on transvestitism's contribution to culture. Other works include Sex and Real Estate:Why We Love Houses, Academic Instincts, Vice Versa: Bisexuality and the Eroticism of Everyday Life, Shakespeare After All, and Dog Love (which is not primarily about bestiality, except for one chapter titled "Sex and the Single Dog").

Her book Shakespeare After All (Pantheon, 2004) was chosen one of Newsweek's ten best nonfiction books of the year,
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Shakespeare After All

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Shakespeare and Modern Culture

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Bisexuality and the Erotici...

3.67 avg rating — 194 ratings — published 1995 — 12 editions
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Vested Interests: Cross-Dre...

3.85 avg rating — 124 ratings — published 1991 — 11 editions
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The Use and Abuse of Litera...

3.39 avg rating — 127 ratings — published 2011 — 5 editions
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The Medusa Reader

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Sex and Real Estate: Why We...

3.06 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 2000 — 5 editions
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Academic Instincts

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Shakespeare's Ghost Writers...

4.17 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 1987 — 12 editions
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Dog Love

3.72 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 1996 — 4 editions
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“If you have a dog, you will most likely outlive it; to get a dog is to open yourself to profound joy and, prospectively, to equally profound sadness.”
Marjorie Garber

“We do literature a real disservice if we reduce it to knowledge or to use, to a problem to be solved. If literature solves problems, it does so by its own inexhaustibility, and by its ultimate refusal to be applied or used, even for moral good. This refusal, indeed, is literature's most moral act. At a time when meanings are manifold, disparate, and always changing, the rich possibility of interpretation--the happy resistance of the text to ever be fully known and mastered--is one of the most exhilarating products of human culture.”
Marjorie Garber

“If any era should be aware of the temptations to rewrite history, it is our own.”
Marjorie Garber, Shakespeare and Modern Culture

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