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Hamlet in Purgatory: Expanded Edition

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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 ...

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Hamlet in Purgatory: Expanded Edition
2013, Princeton University Press, Princeton

ISBN-13: 9780691160245

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