Stephen Greenblatt on ‘Shakespeare’s Montaigne’
Harvard Book Store welcomes National Book Award winner and Harvard University professor Stephen Greenblatt for a discussion of Shakespeare’s Montaigne: The Florio Translation of the Essays, A Selection.
Shakespeare’s Montaigne offers modern readers a new, adroitly modernized edition of Florio’s translation of the Essays, a still-resonant reading of Montaigne that is also a masterpiece of English prose. Stephen Greenblatt’s introduction also explores the echoes and significant tensions between Shakespeare’s and Montaigne’s world visions, while Peter Platt introduces readers to the life and times of John Florio.
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