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Stephen Greenblatt
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Stephen Greenblatt

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Stephen Greenblatt is Cogan University Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University. He is the author of twelve books, including The Swerve: How the World Became Modern, which won the National Book Award and a Pulitzer Prize, as well as the New York Times bestseller Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare and the classic university text Renaissance Self-Fashioning.

He is General Editor of The Norton Anthology of English Literature and of The Norton Shakespeare, and has edited seven collections of literary criticism.

Books by Stephen Greenblatt


An exploration of power in the plays of William Shakespeare that sheds light on our most urgent contemporary dilemmas.

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The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve

Pulitzer Prize-winner Stephen Greenblatt tackles the origins of humanity through the most enduring story of all time.

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The Swerve

A riveting, exemplary tale of the great cultural "swerve" known as the Renaissance

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