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Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare
STEPHEN GREENBLATT

Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare by Stephen Greenblatt
225 reviews (2004) (384p)
Pulitzer Prize for Biography Finalist
National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography Finalist
National Book Award for Nonfiction Finalist
New York Times® Best Nonfiction Books
TIME Magazine Best Nonfiction Books
Amazon DECADE Editor Biography Top 10
Amazon 2004 Editor Top 50

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Book Description
"So engrossing, clearheaded, and lucid that its arrival is not just welcome but cause for celebration." —Dan Cryer, Newsday Stephen Greenblatt, the charismatic Harvard professor who "knows more about Shakespeare than Ben Jonson or the Dark Lady did" (John Leonard, Harper's), has written a biography that enables us to see, hear, and feel how an acutely sensitive and talented boy, surrounded by the rich tapestry of Elizabethan life; full of drama and pageantry, and also cruelty and danger; could have become the world's greatest playwright. Bringing together little-known historical facts and little-noticed elements of Shakespeare's plays, Greenblatt makes inspired connections between the life and the works and delivers "a dazzling and subtle biography" (Richard Lacayo, Time). Readers will experience Shakespeare's vital plays again as if for the first time, but with greater understanding and appreciation of their extraordinary depth and humanity. A best book of the year: The New York Times 10 Best Books of 2004; Time magazine's #1 Best Nonfiction Book; A Washington Post Book World Rave ; An Economist Best Book ; A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book; A Christian Science Monitor Best Book; A Chicago Tribune Best Book; A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Best Book ; NPR's Maureen Corrigan's Best. 16 pages of color illustrations.


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The Swerve by Stephen Greenblatt
640 reviews (2011) (356p) (Amazon Top100) (PW Nonfiction) (NYT100) (B&N Nonfiction) (Hudson Non) (PP Non) (NBA Non) (ALA Non)
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Stephen Greenblatt Award Stats
Major Prize* Nominations 6  
Unique Books Nominated for a Major Prize* 2  
Pulitzer Prize Wins 1 The Swerve ·  
Pulitzer Prize Nominations 2 Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare · The Swerve ·  
National Book Critics Circle Award Wins 0  
National Book Critics Circle Award Nominations 1 Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare ·  
National Book Award Wins 1 The Swerve ·  
National Book Award Nominations 2 Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare · The Swerve ·  
Man Booker Prize Wins 0  
Man Booker Prize Nominations 0  
PEN/Faulkner Award Wins 0  
PEN/Faulkner Award Nominations 0  

*Major Prize = Pulitzer Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award, National Book Award, Man Booker Prize, and PEN/Faulkner Award

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