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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."--Jacket
Print Book, English, 2001
Princeton University Press, Princeton, N.J., 2001
xii, 322 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
9780691058733, 9780691102573, 0691058733, 0691102570
List of Illustrations ix Acknowledgements xi Prologue 3 Chapter One: A Poet's Fable 10 Chapter Two: Imagining Purgatory 47 Chapter Three: The Rights of Memory 102 Chapter Four: Staging Ghosts 151 Chapter Five: Remember Me 205 Epilogue 258 Notes 263 Index 315