Stephen Greenblatt - The Swerve

Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Could a book change the world? In Greenblatt’s illuminating study of the Renaissance, the answer is yes, and the book is On the Nature of Things by the Roman philosopher Lucretius. Greenblatt, a Harvard Shakespeare scholar and author of the bestselling Will in the World, presents Lucretius’s ideas, shows whom they impressed and why, and demonstrates their pivotal and ongoing influence.

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The Swerve: How the World Became Modern Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393064476
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 26th, 2011

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