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Harry Berger, Jr.

Harry Berger, Jr. is Professor Emeritus of Literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His numerous books include Manhood, Marriage, and Mischief (Fordham, 2006), Situated Utterances (Fordham, 2005), The Villain’s Discourse in Shakespeare (Stanford, 2000), Fictions of the Pose: Rembrandt Against the Italian Renaissance (Stanford, 1999), and Imaginary Audition: Shakespeare on Stage and Page (California, 1989).


Supposing Rembrandt’s The Night Watch

You go to the museum and you see this huge Thing staring you in the face and there doesn’t seem much you can say or feel about it except: Wow! The Thing has been producing this effect since 1642, though it’s gotten darker over the centuries a [...]