Marvelous Possessions: The Wonder of the New World

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Oxford University Press, 1992 - America - 202 pages
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In this extraordinary explication of one of the most enigmatic and influential works of the Renaissance, the Uffizi "Circumcision of Christ," Jack M. Greenstein reassesses the nature and goals of high humanist narrative painting.

"Greenstein has raised the level of sophistication of the historical criticism of Renaissance painting by at least one whole notch; at the same time, he has written a book for everyone interested in problems of interpretation."--David Summers, University of Virginia


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more academic than I was expecting, didn't get through it Read full review

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well written and well thought out approach to the meeting of two distinct cultures Read full review


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An extremely important literary critic, Stephen Greenblatt is the author of Shakespearean Negotiations (OUP/University of California Press, 1988; Clarendon Paperbacks, 1990), which won the 1988 James Russell Lowell Prize awarded by the Modern Language Association of America. His other works include Learning to Curse (Routledge, 1990), Renaissance Self-Fashioning (University of Chicago Press, 1980), and Sir Walter Ralegh (Yale UP,1973).

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