Learning to Curse: Essays in Early Modern Culture

Learning to Curse: Essays in Early Modern Culture

Learning to Curse: Essays in Early Modern Culture by Stephen Greenblatt
Routledge | 2007 | ISBN: 0415771609 | EPUB | 1.78MB

Stephen Greenblatt argued in these celebrated essays that the art of the Renaissance could only be understood in the context of the society from which it sprang. His approach - 'New Historicism' - drew from history, anthropology, Marxist theory, post-structuralism, and psychoanalysis and in the process, blew apart the academic boundaries insulating literature from the world around it.

Learning to Curse charts the evolution of that approach and provides a vivid and compelling exploration of a complex and contradictory epoch.