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By Nina Levine,David Miller

Harry Berger, Jr., has lengthy been one among our such a lot respected and revered literary and cultural critics. because the past due nineties, a circulation of outstanding and leading edge guides have proven how very huge his pursuits are, relocating from Shakespeare to baroque portray, to Plato, to theories of early culture.

In this quantity a exotic staff of students gathers to have a good time the paintings of Harry Berger, Jr. To "celebrate," in Berger's phrases, is "to stopover at anything both in nice numbers in any other case frequently-to leave and are available again, depart and are available again, leave and are available again. Celebrating is what you do the second one or 3rd time round, yet now not the 1st. To have a good time is to revisit. To revisit is to revise. get together is the eureka of revision." not just former scholars yet amazing colleagues and students come jointly in those pages to find Berger's eurekas-to revisit the rigor and originality of his feedback, and sometimes to revise its conclusions, throughout the enjoyment of strenuous engagement.

Nineteen essays on Berger's Shakespeare, his Spenser, his Plato, and his Rembrandt, on his theories of interpretation and cultural switch and at the ethos of his serious and pedagogical types, open new ways to the brilliant ongoing physique of labor authored through Berger.

An advent via the editors and an afterword by means of Berger himself position this pageant of interpretation within the context of Berger's highbrow improvement and the reception of his paintings from the mid-twentieth century into the 1st decade of the twenty-first.

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