Stephen Greenblatt. The Swerve: How the World Became Modern. New York: W. W. Norton. 2011. Cover Image
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Stephen Greenblatt. The Swerve: How the World Became Modern. New York: W. W. Norton. 2011.
Stephen Greenblatt. The Swerve: How the World Became Modern. New York: W. W. Norton. 2011.

Author(s): Nikolay Aretov
Subject(s): History, Philosophy, Literary Texts, Poetry, History of Philosophy, History of ideas
Published by: Институт за литература - BAN
Keywords: review; Greenblatt; Lucretius; modern age

Summary/Abstract: Stephen Greenblatt tells the story of how Poggio Bracciolini, a 15th-century papal emissary, and obsessive book hunter, saved the last copy of the Roman poet Lucretius‘s On the Nature of Things from near-terminal neglect in a German monastery, thus reintroducing important ideas that sparked the modern age. The author analyzes this development in a very broad cultural and philosophical scale. This review presents the monograph of the so-called New Historicism and its possible applications in Bulgarian scholarship.

  • Issue Year: LVIII/2015
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 148-151
  • Page Count: 4
  • Language: Bulgarian