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Stephen Greenblatt


Born
in Boston, The United States
November 07, 1943

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Stephen Greenblatt (Ph.D. Yale) is Cogan University Professor of English and American Literature and Language at Harvard University. Also General Editor of The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Eighth Edition, he is the author of nine books, including Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare; Hamlet in Purgatory; Practicing New Historicism; Marvelous Possessions: The Wonder of the New World; Learning to Curse: Essays in Early Modern Culture; and The Swerve: How the World Became Modern. He has edited six collections of criticism, is the co-author (with Charles Mee) of a play, Cardenio, and is a founding coeditor of the journal Representations. He honors include the MLA's James Russell Lowell Prize, for Shakespearean Negoti ...more

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The Swerve: How the World B...

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Hamlet in Purgatory

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Marvelous Possessions: The ...

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Shakespearean Negotiations:...

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Shakespeare's Freedom

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“I think the writing of literature should give pleasure. What else should it be about? It is not nuclear physics. It actually has to give pleasure or it is worth nothing.”
Stephen Greenblatt

“The greatest obstacle to pleasure is not pain; it is delusion.”
Stephen Greenblatt, The Swerve: How the World Became Modern

“Poems are difficult to silence.”
Stephen Greenblatt

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