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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.

Awards

Pulitzer Prize, 2005

National Book Critics Circle Award, 2004

ALA Carnegie Medal, 2018

National Book Critics Circle Award, 2018

Books by Stephen Greenblatt

  • 9780393263121 72

    The Norton Shakespeare

    Stephen Greenblatt, Walter Cohen, Jean E. Howard, Katharine Eisaman Maus, Gordon McMullan, Suzanne Gossett

    Third International Student Edition, Mixed Media Product, 2015

    In 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...
  • 9780393938630 72

    The Norton Shakespeare: The Essential Plays / The Sonnets

    Stephen Greenblatt, Walter Cohen, Suzanne Gossett, Jean E. Howard, Katharine Eisaman Maus, Gordon McMullan

    Third Edition, Mixed Media Product, 2015

    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...
  • The Norton Anthology of English Literature

    Stephen Greenblatt, Carol T. Christ, Alfred David, Barbara K. Lewalski, Lawrence Lipking, George M. Logan, Deidre Shauna Lynch, Katharine Eisaman Maus, James Noggle, Jahan Ramazani, Catherine Robson, James Simpson, Jon Stallworthy, Jack Stillinger, M. H. Abrams

    Ninth Edition, 1, Digital Product License Key, 2015

    The most-trusted literature anthology of all time, now in its 50th year.
  • The Norton Anthology of English Literature

    Stephen Greenblatt, Carol T. Christ, Alfred David, Barbara K. Lewalski, Lawrence Lipking, George M. Logan, Deidre Shauna Lynch, Katharine Eisaman Maus, James Noggle, Jahan Ramazani, Catherine Robson, James Simpson, Jon Stallworthy, Jack Stillinger, M. H. Abrams

    Ninth Edition, 2, Digital Product License Key, 2015

    The most-trusted literature anthology of all time, now in its 50th year.
  • 9780393352603 72

    Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare

    Stephen Greenblatt

    Anniversary Edition, Paperback, 2016

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

    Stephen Greenblatt, Walter Cohen, Jean E. Howard, Katharine Eisaman Maus, Gordon McMullan, Suzanne Gossett

    Third International Student Edition, Digital Product License Key, 2015

    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...
  • 9780393240801 72

    The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve

    Stephen Greenblatt

    Hardcover, 2017

    Stephen Greenblatt—Pulitzer Prize– and National Book Award–winning author of The Swerve and Will in the World—investigates the life of one of humankind’s greatest stories.
  • 9780393635751 72

    Tyrant: Shakespeare on Politics

    Stephen Greenblatt

    Hardcover, 2018

    World-renowned Shakespeare scholar Stephen Greenblatt explores the playwright’s insight into bad (and often mad) rulers.
  • 9780393603026 72

    The Norton Anthology of English Literature

    Stephen Greenblatt

    Tenth Edition, Volume A, Paperback, 2018

    A responsive, refreshed, and media-rich revision of the best-selling anthology in the field.
  • 9780393603033 72

    The Norton Anthology of English Literature

    Stephen Greenblatt

    Tenth Edition, Volume B, Paperback, 2018

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