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The Resource Hamlet in purgatory, Stephen Greenblatt, with a new preface by the author

Hamlet in purgatory, Stephen Greenblatt, with a new preface by the author

Label
Hamlet in purgatory
Title
Hamlet in purgatory
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Greenblatt, with a new preface by the author
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book delves into the author's longtime fascination with the ghost of Hamlet's father, and his daring and ultimately gratifying journey takes him through surprising intellectual territory. It yields an extraordinary account of the rise and fall of Purgatory as both a belief and a lucrative institution as well as a capacious new reading of the power of Hamlet. In the mid-sixteenth century, English authorities abruptly changed the relationship between the living and dead. Declaring that Purgatory was a false poem, they abolished the institutions and banned the practices that Christians relied on to ease the passage to Heaven for themselves and their dead loved ones. Greenblatt explores the fantastic adventure narratives, ghost stories, pilgrimages, and imagery by which a belief in a grisly prison house of souls had been shaped and reinforced in the Middle Ages. He probes the psychological benefits as well as the high costs of this belief and of its demolition
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Greenblatt, Stephen
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Princeton classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Purgatory in literature
  • Christianity and literature
  • Christianity and literature
  • English drama (Tragedy)
  • Voyages to the otherworld in literature
  • Religion in literature
  • Ghosts in literature
  • Tragedy
  • DRAMA
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Christianity and literature
  • Ghosts in literature
  • Purgatory in literature
  • Religion in literature
  • Tragedy
  • Voyages to the otherworld in literature
  • England
  • Anglo-American Literature, general
  • Englische Literatur
  • Ghosts in literature
  • Literary Studies
  • Literature in Diverse Languages
  • Purgatory in literature
  • Religion in literature
  • Tragedy
  • Voyages to the otherworld in literature
Label
Hamlet in purgatory, Stephen Greenblatt, with a new preface by the author
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • First printing, 2001
  • First paperback printing, 2002
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • CHAPTER THREE. The Rights of Memory
  • CHAPTER FOUR. Staging Ghosts
  • CHAPTER FIVE. Remember Me
  • EPILOGUE
  • NOTES
  • INDEX
  • Frontmatter
  • CONTENTS
  • ILLUSTRATIONS
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • PREFACE
  • PROLOGUE
  • CHAPTER ONE. A Poet's Fable
  • CHAPTER TWO. Imagining Purgatory
Control code
ocn861532593
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Princeton classics edition
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 322 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400848096
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400848096
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt39m8xf
  • d4db5de9-b96b-4b9d-8016-359c2530a962
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)861532593
Label
Hamlet in purgatory, Stephen Greenblatt, with a new preface by the author
Publication
Note
  • First printing, 2001
  • First paperback printing, 2002
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • CHAPTER THREE. The Rights of Memory
  • CHAPTER FOUR. Staging Ghosts
  • CHAPTER FIVE. Remember Me
  • EPILOGUE
  • NOTES
  • INDEX
  • Frontmatter
  • CONTENTS
  • ILLUSTRATIONS
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • PREFACE
  • PROLOGUE
  • CHAPTER ONE. A Poet's Fable
  • CHAPTER TWO. Imagining Purgatory
Control code
ocn861532593
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Princeton classics edition
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 322 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400848096
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400848096
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt39m8xf
  • d4db5de9-b96b-4b9d-8016-359c2530a962
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)861532593

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