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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

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Hamlet in purgatory
Title
Hamlet in purgatory
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Greenblatt, with a new preface by the author
Creator
Author
Subject
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
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
E7B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Princeton classics
Hamlet in purgatory, Stephen Greenblatt, with a new preface by the author
Label
Hamlet in purgatory, Stephen Greenblatt, with a new preface by the author
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt3fgxwb
Publication
Note
  • First printing, 2001
  • First paperback printing, 2002
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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
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unknown
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Edition
First Princeton classics edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 322 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691160245
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote

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