GREENBLATT, S: The Swerve: How the World Became Modern

Greenblatt, Stephen. The Swerve: How the World Became Modern. Norton, 2011. ISBN: 9780393064476. Unmarked. Unclipped dust jacket under clear, archival, mylar cover. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#31320)

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Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction and the 2011 National Book Award for Non-Fiction.

Greenblatt argues that a radical ancient Roman text (Lucretius’s De rerum natura) was rescued from obscurity and inspired shockingly modern ideas that sparked the Renaissance Enlightenment.

Notes. Bibliography. Index. Section of plates. 356p. Measures 6.25×9.5 inches.