Friday on the NewsHour: Stephen Greenblatt, Author of ‘The Swerve’
Stephen Greenblatt is considered one of the greatest authorities on Shakespeare and received wide acclaim for his book “Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare,” which was published in 2004.
Jeffrey Brown recently sat down with him at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., to discuss his latest book, “The Swerve: How the World Became Modern,” which won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction. In a kind of literary detective case, Greenblatt describes how a work by ancient Roman writer Lucretious helped pave the way for modern thought.
Watch him read an excerpt from “The Swerve” above. We’ll post Friday’s program segment here later.