Stephen Greenblatt is Cogan University Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University and one of the founders of New Historicism. He is the author of twelve books, including Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare and Renaissance Self-Fashioning. He won the National Book Award in 2011 and the Pulitzer Prize in 2012 for The Swerve: How the World Became Modern. His most recent book is The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve. His study of Shakespeare on politics, Tyrant, is forthcoming.
Interviews with Stephen Greenblatt
Who were Adam and Eve, really? Over many centuries, the origin story has undergone countless transformations. The Pulitzer Prize-winner and Harvard professor Stephen Greenblatt chooses five books that explore the history of Adam and Eve, and tells us why the world isn’t ready to leave the narrative of Eden behind
Interviews where books by Stephen Greenblatt were recommended
Painting and Experience in Fifteenth-Century Italy
by Michael Baxandall
Renaissance Self-Fashioning: From More to Shakespeare
by Stephen Greenblatt
Worldly Goods: A New History of the Renaissance
by Lisa Jardine
The Printing Press as an Agent of Change
by Elizabeth L Eisenstein
by Diarmaid MacCulloch
A century-and-a-half ago the Swiss art historian, Jacob Burckhardt, popularized the idea of a ‘Renaissance’ in 14th century Italy. For most people, the term still conjures up works of art by the likes of Michelangelo or Leonardo. But there is much, much more to it than that. Professor of Renaissance studies, Jerry Brotton, picks the best books to read for a more complete understanding of the Renaissance.