Marvelous Possessions: The Wonder of the New World

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Clarendon Press, 1992 - America - 202 pages
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This study examines the ways in which Europeans of the late Middle Ages and the early modern period represented non-European peoples and took possession of their lands, in particular the New World.
 

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Stephen Greenblatt, "Learning to Curse: Aspects of Linguistic Colonialism in the Sixteenth Century," in Greenblatt, Learning to Curse: Essays in Early Modern Culture (N.Y., 1990), 16-39. Examining ... Read full review

MARVELOUS POSSESSIONS: The Wonder of the New World

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A witty and erudite study of early American explorers and their sensibilities, by Greenblatt (English Lit./Univ. of Cal. at Berkeley; Sir Walter Raleigh, 1973). The capacity for simple wonder (and ... Read full review

Contents

From the Dome of the Rock
26
Marvelous Possessions
52
Kidnapping Language
86
The GoBetween
150
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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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