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    • The Swerve

    • How the World Became Modern
    • By: Stephen Greenblatt
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,297
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,005
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,998

    Nearly six hundred years ago, a short, genial, cannily alert man in his late 30s took a very old manuscript off a library shelf, saw with excitement what he had discovered, and ordered that it be copied. That book was the last surviving manuscript of an ancient Roman philosophical epic by Lucretius—a beautiful poem containing the most dangerous ideas: that the universe functioned without the aid of gods, that religious fear was damaging to human life, and that matter was made up of very small particles.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very compelling history, a less compelling thesis

    • By Ethan M. on 05-01-12

    Regular price: $21.52

    • Tyrant

    • Shakespeare on Politics
    • By: Stephen Greenblatt
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    As an aging, tenacious Elizabeth I clung to power, a talented playwright probed the social causes, the psychological roots, and the twisted consequences of tyranny. In exploring the psyche (and psychoses) of the likes of Richard III, Macbeth, Lear, Coriolanus, and the societies they rule over, Stephen Greenblatt illuminates the ways in which William Shakespeare delved into the lust for absolute power and the catastrophic consequences of its execution.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Too Close for Comfort

    • By C. Gross on 05-10-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Will in the World

    • How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare
    • By: Stephen Greenblatt
    • Narrated by: Peter Jay Fernandez
    • Length: 15 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 381
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212

    Award-winning author Stephen Greenblatt is one of the most influential literary thinkers in the world. An acclaimed interpreter of Shakespeare's works, his ideas have changed the way countless people approach the classics. Now Greenblatt's uniquely brilliant voice delivers a magnificent biography of the Bard himself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • For Fans of History and Language

    • By Timothy on 04-06-07

    Regular price: $25.86

    • The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve

    • By: Stephen Greenblatt
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 77

    Bolder even than the ambitious books for which Stephen Greenblatt is already renowned, The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve explores the enduring story of humanity's first parents. Comprising only a few ancient verses, the story of Adam and Eve has served as a mirror in which we seem to glimpse the whole long history of our fears and desires, as both a hymn to human responsibility and a dark fable about human wretchedness.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • For dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return

    • By Darwin8u on 02-11-18

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Shakespeare Explains the 2016 Election

    • By: Stephen Greenblatt
    • Narrated by: Corey M. Snow
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    "Shakespeare Explains the 2016 Election" is from the October 09, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Stephen Greenblatt and narrated by Corey M. Snow.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • The New Yorker, July 10th and 17th 2017: Part 1 (Louisa Thomas, Stephen Greenblatt, Jane Kramer)

    • By: Louisa Thomas, Stephen Greenblatt, Jane Kramer
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    In this issue: "Dignity and the Fourth" by David Remnick; "Uber and Out" by Sheelah Kolhatkar; "The Kyrgios Enigma" by Louisa Thomas; "If You Prick Us" by Stephen Greenblatt; "The Plot Thickens" by Jane Kramer; "Come Back" by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95