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A Touch More Rare: Harry Berger, Jr., and the Arts of Interpretation

Nina Levine and David Lee Miller

Abstract

Harry Berger, Jr., has long been one of our most revered and respected literary and cultural critics. Since the late nineties, a stream of remarkable and innovative publications have shown how very broad his interests are, moving from Shakespeare to baroque painting, to Plato, to theories of early culture. In this volume a group of scholars gathers to celebrate the work of Harry Berger, Jr. To celebrate, in Berger's words, is to visit something either in great numbers or else frequently—to go away and come back, go away and come back, go away and come back. Celebrating is what you do the secon ... More

Keywords: Harry Berger Jr, eureka, literary critic, cultural critic, celebration, revisit, revision

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780823230303
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823230303.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nina Levine, editor

David Lee Miller, editor

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Introduction

Nina Levineand David Lee. Miller

PART ONE Drama

Chapter 4 Sack Drama

Bradley Greenburg

Part Two Harry's Bower of Bliss

Part Three Critical and Cultural Theory

Part four Visual Arts

Part Five Reading Plato

PART SIX Intellectual Community

Chapter 18 How Harry Taught

William A. Oram

The Last Word “All Your Writers Do Consent that Ipse is He”