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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 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): 1

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

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

    Ninth Edition / Volume(s): One-Volume

    The most-trusted literature anthology.More

  3. 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

  4. Book CoverThe Norton Shakespeare: Based on the Oxford Edition

    Second Edition / Volume(s): One-Volume Clothbound

    Upon publication in 1997, The Norton Shakespeare set a new standard for teaching editions of Shakespeare's complete works.More

  5. 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

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


    "Greenblatt knows more about [Shakespeare] than Ben Jonson or the Dark Lady did."—John Leonard, ?Harper'sMore

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

    College Edition

    Stephen Greenblatt, esteemed scholar and General Editor of the newly published Eighth Edition of The Norton Anthology of English Literature, brings Shakespeare’s world alive in this acclaimed biography, now available as a college paperback with 12 color plates and access to online commentary and discussion questions.More