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Shakespeare’s Universal Wolf: Studies in Early Modern Reification

Hugh Grady

Abstract

William Shakespeare was neither a Royalist defender of order and hierarchy nor a consistently radical champion of social equality, but rather simultaneously radical and conservative as a critic of emerging forms of modernity. This book argues that Shakespeare's social criticism in fact often parallels that of critics of modernity from our own Postmodernist era: that the broad analysis of modernity produced by Karl Marx, Max Horkheimer, Theodor W. Adorno, Michel Foucault, and others can serve as a pr ... More

Keywords: William Shakespeare, social criticism, reification, Karl Marx, Max Horkheimer, Theodor Adorno, Michel Foucault, instrumental reason

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780198130048
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198130048.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hugh Grady, author
Beaver College, Pennsylvania
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