Learning To Curse
‘Learning to Curse’ charts the evolution of Stephen Greenblatt’s approach to the literary arts of the Renaissance, providing a vivid and compelling exploration of a complex and contradictory epoch.
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.