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Hamlet in Purgatory


Stephen Greenblatt sets out to explain his 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 ...

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Hamlet in Purgatory
2002, Princeton University Press, Princeton

ISBN-13: 9780691102573

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Hamlet in Purgatory
2001, Princeton University Press, Princeton

ISBN-13: 9780691058733


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