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Stephen Greenblatt

Stephen Greenblatt (Ph.D. Yale) is Cogan University Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University. Also General Editor of The Norton Anthology of English Literature, he is the author of eleven books, including Tyrant, The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve: The Story that Created Us,The Swerve: How the World Became Modern (winner of the 2011 National Book Award and the 2012 Pulitzer Prize); Shakespeare's Freedom; Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare; Hamlet in Purgatory; Marvelous Possessions: The Wonder of the New World; Learning to Curse: Essays in Early Modern Culture; and Renaissance Self-Fashioning: From More to Shakespeare. He has edited seven collections of criticism, including Cultural Mobility: A Manifesto, and is a founding coeditor of the journal Representations. His honors include the MLA’s James Russell Lowell Prize, for both Shakespearean Negotiations: The Circulation of Social Energy in Renaissance England and The Swerve, the Sapegno Prize, the Distinguished Humanist Award from the Mellon Foundation, the Wilbur Cross Medal from the Yale University Graduate School, the William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre, the Erasmus Institute Prize, two Guggenheim Fellowships, and the Distinguished Teaching Award from the University of California, Berkeley. He was president of the Modern Language Association of America and is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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Books by Stephen Greenblatt

  1. Book CoverThe Norton Anthology of English Literature

    Ninth Edition / Volume(s): C

    The most-trusted literature anthology of all time, now in its 50th year.More

  2. Book CoverThe Norton Anthology of English Literature

    Ninth Edition / Volume(s): D

    The most-trusted literature anthology of all time, now in its 50th year.More

  3. Book CoverThe Norton Anthology of English Literature

    Ninth Edition / Volume(s): E

    The most-trusted literature anthology of all time, now in its 50th year.More

  4. Book CoverThe Norton Anthology of English Literature

    Ninth Edition / Volume(s): B

    The most-trusted literature anthology of all time, now in its 50th year.More

  5. Book CoverThe Norton Anthology of English Literature

    Ninth Edition / Volume(s): F

    The most-trusted literature anthology of all time, now in its 50th year.More

  6. Book CoverThe Norton Anthology of English Literature

    Ninth Edition / Volume(s): 1

    The most-trusted literature anthology of all time, now in its 50th year.More

  7. Book CoverThe Norton Anthology of English Literature

    Ninth Edition / Volume(s): Package 1: Volumes A, B, C

    The most-trusted literature anthology of all time, now in its 50th year.More

  8. Book CoverThe Norton Anthology of English Literature

    Ninth Edition / Volume(s): Package 2: Volumes D, E, F

    The most-trusted literature anthology of all time, now in its 50th year.More

  9. Book CoverThe Norton Anthology of English Literature

    Tenth Edition / Volume(s): Package 1: Volumes A, B, C

    A responsive, refreshed, and media-rich revision of the best-selling anthology in the fieldMore

  10. Book CoverThe Norton Anthology of English Literature

    Tenth Edition / Volume(s): Package 2: Volumes D, E, F

    A responsive, refreshed, and media-rich revision of the best-selling anthology in the fieldMore

  11. Book CoverThe Norton Anthology of English Literature, The Major Authors

    Ninth Edition / Volume(s): 1

    The most-trusted literature anthology.More

  12. Book CoverThe Norton Anthology of English Literature, The Major Authors

    Ninth Edition / Volume(s): 2

    The most-trusted literature anthology.More

  13. Book CoverThe Norton Anthology of English Literature, The Major Authors

    Ninth Edition / Volume(s): One-Volume

    The most-trusted literature anthology.More

  14. Book CoverThe Norton Anthology of English Literature, The Major Authors

    Ninth Edition / Volume(s): Two-Volume Set

    The most-trusted literature anthology.More

  15. Book CoverThe Norton Shakespeare

    Third Edition / Volume(s): One-Volume

    Both an enhanced digital edition—the first edited specifically for undergraduates—and a handsome print volume, The Norton Shakespeare, Third Edition, provides a freshly edited text, acclaimed apparatus, and an unmatched value.More

  16. Book CoverThe Norton Shakespeare

    Third Edition

    The best-selling complete Shakespeare in a groundbreaking new edition.More

  17. Book CoverThe Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve: The Story That Created Us


    Pulitzer Prize– and National Book Award– winning literary scholar Stephen Greenblatt ponders one of humankind’s most powerful stories.More

  18. Book CoverThe Swerve: How the World Became Modern


    Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction 
    Winner of the 2011 National Book Award for Non-FictionMore

  19. Book CoverTyrant


    World-renowned Shakespeare scholar Stephen Greenblatt explores the playwright’s insight into bad (and often mad) rulers.More

  20. Book CoverWill in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare

    Anniversary Edition

    The Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist, reissued with a new afterword for the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.More