Arts & Culture

The Swerve: How the World Became Modern

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<h4>W.W. Norton, September 2011</h4><h5>Stephen Greenblatt</h5>

In this wave-making book, Cogan University Professor Stephen Greenblatt takes into account “On the Nature of Things,” an eerily modern poem by the ancient Roman writer Lucretius, which helped shape the great thinkers of the Renaissance, even if fewer than three copies of the poem were known to exist at the time.