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The Norton Anthology of English Literature (Paperback, Tenth Edition): Stephen Greenblatt The Norton Anthology of English Literature (Paperback, Tenth Edition)
Stephen Greenblatt
R1,463 Discovery Miles 14 630 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The most trusted anthology for complete works and helpful editorial apparatus. The Tenth Edition supports survey and period courses with NEW complete major works, NEW contemporary writers, and dynamic and easy-to-access digital resources. NEW video modules help introduce students to literature in multiple exciting ways. These innovations make the Norton Anthology an even better teaching tool for instructors and, as ever, unmatched value for students.

The Norton Shakespeare (Paperback, Third International Student Edition): Stephen Greenblatt The Norton Shakespeare (Paperback, Third International Student Edition)
Stephen Greenblatt 2
R1,269 Discovery Miles 12 690 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Norton Shakespeare brings to readers a meticulously edited new text that reflects current textual-editing scholarship and introduces innovative teaching features. The print and digital bundle offers students a great reading experience in two ways-a printed volume for their lifetime library and a digital edition ideal for in-class use. Every play introduction, note, gloss and bibliography has been reconsidered in light of reviewers' suggestions, and new textual introductions and performance notes reflect the extensive new scholarship in these fields.

The Norton Shakespeare (Other digital, Third International Student Edition): Stephen Greenblatt The Norton Shakespeare (Other digital, Third International Student Edition)
Stephen Greenblatt
R777 R663 Discovery Miles 6 630 Save R114 (15%) Out of stock

The attractive print and digital bundle offers students a great reading experience at an affordable price in two ways-a hardcover volume for their dorm shelf and lifetime library, and a digital edition ideal for in-class use. Students can access the ebook from their computer, tablet, or smartphone via the registration code included in the print volume at no additional charge. As one instructor summed it up, "It's a long overdue step forward in the way Shakespeare is taught."

Tyrant - Shakespeare On Power (Paperback): Stephen Greenblatt Tyrant - Shakespeare On Power (Paperback)
Stephen Greenblatt 1
R230 R181 Discovery Miles 1 810 Save R49 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

'Brilliant' Sunday Times How does a truly disastrous leader - a sociopath, a demagogue, a tyrant - come to power? How, and why, does a tyrant hold on to power? And what goes on in the hidden recesses of the tyrant's soul? For help in understanding our most urgent contemporary dilemmas, William Shakespeare has no peer. 'Brilliant, timely' Margaret Atwood, on Twitter 'A scintillating book, uncannily illuminating about current politics, as perceptive about the victims of tyranny as it is about the tyrants themselves' Nicholas Hytner

The Norton Anthology of English Literature (Paperback, Tenth Edition): Stephen Greenblatt The Norton Anthology of English Literature (Paperback, Tenth Edition)
Stephen Greenblatt
R831 Discovery Miles 8 310 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The most trusted anthology for complete works and helpful editorial apparatus. The Tenth Edition supports survey and period courses with NEW complete major works, NEW contemporary writers, and dynamic and easy-to-access digital resources. NEW video modules help introduce students to literature in multiple exciting ways. These innovations make the Norton Anthology an even better teaching tool for instructors and, as ever, unmatched value for students.

The Norton Anthology of English Literature (Paperback, Tenth Edition): Stephen Greenblatt The Norton Anthology of English Literature (Paperback, Tenth Edition)
Stephen Greenblatt
R752 Discovery Miles 7 520 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The most trusted anthology for complete works and helpful editorial apparatus. The Tenth Edition supports survey and period courses with NEW complete major works, NEW contemporary writers, and dynamic and easy-to-access digital resources. NEW video modules help introduce students to literature in multiple exciting ways. These innovations make the Norton Anthology an even better teaching tool for instructors and, as ever, unmatched value for students.

The Norton Anthology of English Literature (Paperback, Tenth Edition): Stephen Greenblatt The Norton Anthology of English Literature (Paperback, Tenth Edition)
Stephen Greenblatt
R789 Discovery Miles 7 890 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The most trusted anthology for complete works and helpful editorial apparatus. The Tenth Edition supports survey and period courses with NEW complete major works, NEW contemporary writers, and dynamic and easy-to-access digital resources. NEW video modules help introduce students to literature in multiple exciting ways. These innovations make the Norton Anthology an even better teaching tool for instructors and, as ever, unmatched value for students.

The Norton Anthology of English Literature (Paperback, Tenth Edition): Stephen Greenblatt The Norton Anthology of English Literature (Paperback, Tenth Edition)
Stephen Greenblatt
R781 Discovery Miles 7 810 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The most trusted anthology for complete works and helpful editorial apparatus. The Tenth Edition supports survey and period courses with NEW complete major works, NEW contemporary writers, and dynamic and easy-to-access digital resources. NEW video modules help introduce students to literature in multiple exciting ways. These innovations make the Norton Anthology an even better teaching tool for instructors and, as ever, unmatched value for students.

The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve - The Story that Created Us (Paperback): Stephen Greenblatt The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve - The Story that Created Us (Paperback)
Stephen Greenblatt
R255 R201 Discovery Miles 2 010 Save R54 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Selected as a book of the year 2017 by The Times and Sunday Times What is it about Adam and Eve's story that fascinates us? What does it tell us about how our species lives, dies, works or has sex? The mythic tale of Adam and Eve has shaped conceptions of human origins and destiny for centuries. Stemming from a few verses in an ancient book, it became not just the foundation of three major world faiths, but has evolved through art, philosophy and science to serve as the mirror in which we seem to glimpse the whole, long history of our fears and desires. In a quest that begins at the dawn of time, Stephen Greenblatt takes us from ancient Babylonia to the forests of east Africa. We meet evolutionary biologists and fossilised ancestors; we grapple with morality and marriage in Milton's Paradise Lost; and we decide if the Fall is the unvarnished truth or fictional allegory.

The Norton Anthology of English Literature (Paperback, Tenth Edition): Stephen Greenblatt The Norton Anthology of English Literature (Paperback, Tenth Edition)
Stephen Greenblatt
R786 Discovery Miles 7 860 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The most trusted anthology for complete works and helpful editorial apparatus. The Tenth Edition supports survey and period courses with NEW complete major works, NEW contemporary writers, and dynamic and easy-to-access digital resources. NEW video modules help introduce students to literature in multiple exciting ways. These innovations make the Norton Anthology an even better teaching tool for instructors and, as ever, unmatched value for students.

The Norton Shakespeare (Hardcover, Third Edition): Stephen Greenblatt The Norton Shakespeare (Hardcover, Third Edition)
Stephen Greenblatt
R2,423 Discovery Miles 24 230 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Norton Shakespeare brings to readers a meticulously edited new text that reflects current textual-editing scholarship and introduces innovative teaching features. The print and digital bundle offers students a great reading experience in two ways-a printed volume for their lifetime library and a digital edition ideal for in-class use. Every play introduction, note, gloss and bibliography has been reconsidered in light of reviewers' suggestions, and new textual introductions and performance notes reflect the extensive new scholarship in these fields.

Practicing New Historicism (Paperback, New edition): Catherine Gallagher, Stephen Greenblatt Practicing New Historicism (Paperback, New edition)
Catherine Gallagher, Stephen Greenblatt
R698 Discovery Miles 6 980 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For almost twenty years, new historicism has been a highly controversial and influential force in literary and cultural studies. In "Practicing the New Historicism, " two of its most distinguished practitioners reflect on its surprisingly disparate sources and far-reaching effects.
In lucid and jargon-free prose, Catherine Gallagher and Stephen Greenblatt focus on five central aspects of new historicism: 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. Arguing that new historicism has always been more a passionately engaged practice of questioning and analysis than an abstract theory, Gallagher and Greenblatt demonstrate this practice in a series of characteristically dazzling readings of works ranging from paintings by Joos van Gent and Paolo Uccello to "Hamlet" and "Great Expectations."
By juxtaposing analyses of Renaissance and nineteenth-century topics, the authors uncover a number of unexpected contrasts and connections between the two periods. Are aspects of the dispute over the Roman Catholic doctrine of the Eucharist detectable in British political economists' hostility to the potato? How does Pip's isolation in "Great Expectations" shed light on Hamlet's doubt?
Offering not only an insider's view of new historicism, but also a lively dialogue between a Renaissance scholar and a Victorianist, "Practicing the New Historicism" is an illuminating and unpredictable performance by two of America's most respected literary scholars.

The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve (Hardcover): Stephen Greenblatt The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve (Hardcover)
Stephen Greenblatt 1
R720 R478 Discovery Miles 4 780 Save R242 (34%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Selected as a book of the year 2017 by The Times and Sunday Times Humans cannot live without stories. But one story has proved itself the most durable and hauntingly real of all time. The mythic tale of Adam and Eve has shaped conceptions of human origins and destiny for centuries. Stemming from a few verses in an ancient book, it became not just the foundation of three major world faiths, but has evolved through art, philosophy and science to serve as the mirror in which we seem to glimpse the whole, long history of our fears and desires. What is it about Adam and Eve's story that fascinates us? What does it tell us about how our species lives, dies, works or has sex? In a quest that begins at the dawn of time, Stephen Greenblatt takes us from ancient Babylonia to the forests of east Africa. We meet evolutionary biologists and fossilised ancestors; we grapple with morality and marriage in Milton's Paradise Lost; and we decide if the Fall is the unvarnished truth or fictional allegory. Ultimately, The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve allows us a new understanding of ourselves.

The Swerve - How the Renaissance Began (Paperback): Stephen Greenblatt The Swerve - How the Renaissance Began (Paperback)
Stephen Greenblatt 1
R340 R267 Discovery Miles 2 670 Save R73 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

One of the world's most celebrated scholars, Stephen Greenblatt has crafted both an innovative work of history and a thrilling 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.

Tyrant - Shakespeare on Politics (Paperback): Stephen Greenblatt Tyrant - Shakespeare on Politics (Paperback)
Stephen Greenblatt
R261 R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Save R41 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

World-renowned Shakespeare scholar Stephen Greenblatt explores the playwright's insight into bad (and often mad) rulers. Examining the psyche-and psychoses-of the likes of Richard III, Macbeth, Lear and Coriolanus, Greenblatt illuminates the ways in which William Shakespeare delved into the lust for absolute power and the disasters visited upon the societies over which these characters rule. Tyrant shows that Shakespeare's work remains vitally relevant today, not least in its probing of the unquenchable, narcissistic appetites of demagogues and the self-destructive willingness of collaborators who indulge them.

The Norton Anthology of English Literature (Paperback, Tenth Edition): Stephen Greenblatt The Norton Anthology of English Literature (Paperback, Tenth Edition)
Stephen Greenblatt
R843 Discovery Miles 8 430 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The most trusted anthology for complete works and helpful editorial apparatus. The Tenth Edition supports survey and period courses with NEW complete major works, NEW contemporary writers, and dynamic and easy-to-access digital resources. NEW video modules help introduce students to literature in multiple exciting ways. These innovations make the Norton Anthology an even better teaching tool for instructors and, as ever, unmatched value for students.

Renaissance Self-fashioning - From More to Shakespeare (Paperback, New edition): Stephen Greenblatt Renaissance Self-fashioning - From More to Shakespeare (Paperback, New edition)
Stephen Greenblatt
R674 R563 Discovery Miles 5 630 Save R111 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Renaissance Self-Fashioning "is a study of sixteenth-century life and literature that spawned a new era of scholarly inquiry. Stephen Greenblatt examines the structure of selfhood as evidenced in major literary 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, and this new edition includes a preface by the author on the book's creation and influence.
"No one who has read [Greenblatt's] accounts of More, Tyndale, Wyatt, and others can fail to be moved, as well as enlightened, by an interpretive mode which is as humane and sympathetic as it is analytical. These portraits are poignantly, subtly, and minutely rendered in a beautifully lucid prose alive in every sentence to the ambivalences and complexities of its subjects."--Harry Berger Jr., University of California, Santa Cruz

The Norton Anthology of English Literature, The Major Authors (Paperback, Tenth Edition): Stephen Greenblatt The Norton Anthology of English Literature, The Major Authors (Paperback, Tenth Edition)
Stephen Greenblatt
R1,581 Discovery Miles 15 810 Out of stock

The most-trusted and best-selling anthology continues to set the bar with a vibrant revision of the Major Authors Edition. Major Authors offers new complete major works, new contemporary writers, and new dynamic and convenient digital resources. Now the Norton is an even better teaching tool and, as ever, an unmatched value for students.

The Possession at Loudun (Paperback, 2nd ed.): Michel De Certeau The Possession at Loudun (Paperback, 2nd ed.)
Michel De Certeau; Foreword by Stephen Greenblatt; Translated by Michael B. Smith
R694 Discovery Miles 6 940 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

It is August 18, 1634. Father Urbain Grandier, convicted of sorcery that led to the demonic possession of the Ursuline nuns of provincial Loudun in France, confesses his sins on the porch of the church of Saint-Pierre, then perishes in flames lit by his own exorcists. A dramatic tale that has inspired many artistic retellings, including a novel by Aldous Huxley and an incendiary film by Ken Russell, the story of the possession at Loudun here receives a compelling analysis from the renowned Jesuit historian Michel de Certeau.
Interweaving substantial excerpts from primary historical documents with fascinating commentary, de Certeau shows how the plague of sorceries and possessions in France that climaxed in the events at Loudun both revealed the deepest fears of a society in traumatic flux and accelerated its transformation. In this tour de force of psychological history, de Certeau brings to vivid life a people torn between the decline of centralized religious authority and the rise of science and reason, wracked by violent anxiety over what or whom to believe.
At the time of his death in 1986, Michel de Certeau was a director of studies at the ecole des hautes etudes en sciences sociales, Paris. He was author of eighteen books in French, three of which have appeared in English translation as "The Practice of Everyday Life, " "The Writing of History, " and "The Mystic Fable, Volume 1, " the last of which is published by The University of Chicago Press.
"Brilliant and innovative. . . . "The Possession at Loudun" is de Certeau's] most accessible book and one of his most wonderful."--Stephen Greenblatt (from the Foreword)

Shakespeare's Festive Comedy - A Study of Dramatic Form and Its Relation to Social Custom (Paperback, Revised edition):... Shakespeare's Festive Comedy - A Study of Dramatic Form and Its Relation to Social Custom (Paperback, Revised edition)
Cesar Lombardi Barber; Foreword by Stephen Greenblatt
R686 R542 Discovery Miles 5 420 Save R144 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this classic work, acclaimed Shakespeare critic C. L. Barber argues that Elizabethan seasonal festivals such as May Day and Twelfth Night are the key to understanding Shakespeare's comedies. Brilliantly interweaving anthropology, social history, and literary criticism, Barber traces the inward journey--psychological, bodily, spiritual--of the comedies: from confusion, raucous laughter, aching desire, and aggression, to harmony. Revealing the interplay between social custom and dramatic form, the book shows how the Elizabethan antithesis between everyday and holiday comes to life in the comedies' combination of seriousness and levity.

"I have been led into an exploration of the way the social form of Elizabethan holidays contributed to the dramatic form of festive comedy. To relate this drama to holiday has proved to be the most effective way to describe its character. And this historical interplay between social and artistic form has an interest of its own: we can see here, with more clarity of outline and detail than is usually possible, how art develops underlying configurations in the social life of a culture."--C. L. Barber, in the Introduction

This new edition includes a foreword by Stephen Greenblatt, who discusses Barber's influence on later scholars and the recent critical disagreements that Barber has inspired, showing that "Shakespeare's Festive Comedy" is as vital today as when it was originally published.

Reynard the Fox - A New Translation (Hardcover): James Simpson Reynard the Fox - A New Translation (Hardcover)
James Simpson; Foreword by Stephen Greenblatt
R509 R479 Discovery Miles 4 790 Save R30 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Three hundred years before the publication of Machiavelli s The Prince, a now virtually unknown parable became the medieval equivalent of a runaway bestseller. Whereas Machiavelli taught kings how to manipulate their subjects, Reynard the Fox demonstrated how clever subjects could outwit both their kings and enemies alike. Despite its immense popularity at the time, this brains-over-brawn parable largely disappeared, but it reemerges in this rollicking translation by the renowned medieval scholar James Simpson. In these pages the wily Reynard cons the likes of Tybert the Cat, Bruin the Bear, and Isengrim the Wolf, among others, exposing the arrogance, greed, and overweening hypocrisy of the so-called civilized. Cleverly disguised as a tale about the animal kingdom, Simpson s translation of the late-middle-English version restores Reynard as part of a tradition that extends all the way to Orwell s Animal Farm. Highlighted with all new illustrations, Reynard the Fox is the animal fable s version of Homer s Odyssey (Stephen Greenblatt)."

Hamlet in Purgatory - Expanded Edition (Paperback, Revised edition): Stephen Greenblatt Hamlet in Purgatory - Expanded Edition (Paperback, Revised edition)
Stephen Greenblatt
R468 R380 Discovery Miles 3 800 Save R88 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In "Hamlet in Purgatory," renowned literary scholar Stephen Greenblatt delves into 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."

In the mid-sixteenth century, English authorities abruptly changed the relationship between the living and dead. Declaring that Purgatory was a false "poem," they abolished the institutions and banned the practices that Christians relied on to ease the passage to Heaven for themselves and their dead loved ones. Greenblatt explores the fantastic 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. He probes the psychological benefits as well as the high costs of this belief and of its demolition.

With the doctrine of Purgatory and the elaborate practices that grew up around it, the church had provided a powerful method of negotiating with the dead. The Protestant attack on Purgatory destroyed this method for most people in England, but it did not eradicate the longings and fears that Catholic doctrine had for centuries focused and exploited. In his strikingly original interpretation, Greenblatt argues that the human desires to commune with, assist, and be rid of the dead were transformed by Shakespeare--consummate conjurer that he was--into the substance of several of his plays, above all the weirdly powerful Hamlet. Thus, the space of Purgatory became the stage haunted by literature's most famous ghost.

This book constitutes an extraordinary feat that could have been accomplished by only Stephen Greenblatt. It is at once a deeply satisfying reading of medieval religion, an innovative interpretation of the apparitions that trouble Shakespeare's tragic heroes, and an exploration of how a culture can be inhabited by its own spectral leftovers.

This expanded Princeton Classics edition includes a new preface by the author.

The Norton Shakespeare - Histories (Paperback, Third Edition): Stephen Greenblatt The Norton Shakespeare - Histories (Paperback, Third Edition)
Stephen Greenblatt
R1,724 Discovery Miles 17 240 Out of stock

These individual volumes extracted from The Norton Shakespeare bring to readers a meticulously edited new text that reflects current textual-editing scholarship and introduces innovative teaching features. The print and digital bundles offer students a great reading experience in two ways-printed volumes for their lifetime library and digital editions ideal for in-class use. Every introduction, note, gloss and bibliography has been reconsidered in light of reviewers' suggestions, and new textual introductions and performance notes reflect the extensive new scholarship in these fields. The ebooks are accessed with The Norton Shakespeare Digital Edition registration code included in the print volumes.

New World Encounters (Paperback): Stephen Greenblatt New World Encounters (Paperback)
Stephen Greenblatt
R892 R696 Discovery Miles 6 960 Save R196 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Refreshing and gratifying. . . . The epics of the Pueblos' resistance, the Aztec poetry before and after the conquest, and the ritual of "toqui oncoy show the complexity of the means for survival developed throughout the Americas, from New Mexico to the Andes."--Jaime Concha, University of California, San Diego

"Many of these essays form the cutting edge of scholarship on the expansion of Europe and its cultural consequences. Visual evidence, much of it unfamiliar, is deftly integrated into the textual analysis. . . . This work is so solid, so elegantly presented, and at the same time so innovative that the book should attract considerable attention and remain in use for a long time."--Anthony Grafton, author of "Defenders of the Text

Marvelous Possessions - The Wonder of the New World (Paperback, First Edition, Enlarged ed.): Stephen Greenblatt Marvelous Possessions - The Wonder of the New World (Paperback, First Edition, Enlarged ed.)
Stephen Greenblatt
R659 Discovery Miles 6 590 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A masterwork of history and cultural studies, Marvelous Possessions is a brilliant meditation on the interconnected ways in which Europeans of the Age of Discovery represented non-European peoples and took possession of their lands, particularly in the New World. In a series of innovative readings of travel narratives, judicial documents, and official reports, Stephen Greenblatt shows that the experience of the marvelous, central to both art and philosophy, was manipulated by Columbus and others in the service of colonial appropriation. Much more than simply a collection of the odd and exotic, Marvelous Possessions is both a highly original extension of Greenblatt's thinking on a subject that has permeated his career and a thrilling tale of wandering, kidnapping, and go-betweens--of daring improvisation, betrayal, and violence. Reaching back to the ancient Greeks, forward to the present, and, in his new preface, even to fantastical meetings between humans and aliens in movies like Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Greenblatt would have us ask: How is it possible, in a time of disorientation, hatred of the other, and possessiveness, to keep the capacity for wonder--for tolerant recognition of cultural difference--from being poisoned?

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