Stephen Greenblatt's Renaissance Self-Fashioning: From More to Shakespeare

Liam Haydon

May 15, 2018 by Macat Library
Reference - 96 Pages
ISBN 9781912453108 - CAT# K388255
Series: The Macat Library

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Summary

What is a self? Greenblatt argues that the 16th century saw the awakening of modern self-consciousness, the ability to fashion an identity out of the culture and politics of one’s society. In a series of brilliant readings, Greenblatt shows how identity is constructed in the work of Shakespeare, Marlowe, Spenser and other Renaissance writers. A classic piece of literary criticism, and the origins of the New Historicist school of thought, Renaissance Self-Fashioning remains a critical and challenging text for readers of Renaissance literature.

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