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The Swerve by Stephen Greenblatt.. You could possible learn more from a single book, but your brain would turn to jelly, your eyeballs would roll back in your head, and we’d have to spoon feed you. Very enjoyable, and cheaper than Harvard!

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"“The Swerve,” like “Will in the World,” brings us Mr. Greenblatt in his more cordial mode. He wears his enormous erudition lightly, so lightly that most readers will forgive him for talking, at times, a bit down to them. This book is well-brewed coffee with plenty of milk and sugar stirred in; it’s a latte, not an espresso."

The New York Times

"The Swerve is one of those brilliant works of non-fiction that's so jam-packed with ideas and stories it literally boggles the mind."


Author bio: Stephen Greenblatt (Ph.D. Yale) is Cogan University Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University. Also General Editor of The Norton Shakespeare, he is the author of eleven books, including The Swerve: How the World Became Modern; Shakespeare's Freedom; Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare; Hamlet in Purgatory; Practicing New Historicism; Marvelous Possessions: The Wonder of the New World; and Learning to Curse: Essays in Early Modern Culture More information can be found here:

Book Details: General Nonfiction; (356 pp. Omnihistorcist: Kindle/Audiobook/Print editions)

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