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Marvin Hunt
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MARVIN HUNT
MCINTYRE'S FINE BOOKS—Harold Bloom thinks Shakespeare's work represented the invention of the human, meaning—perhaps—that Shakespeare pointed the way toward modern self-consciousness. We know Bloom is a Falstaff man, but there's no question that Hamlet, the brooding prince of Denmark, is the character with the most modern resonance: There's nothing so modern as an angry young intellectual returning home from school and railing against the decadent, benighted values of his mother and step-father. And killing them. The UNC-educated Shakespeare scholar Marvin Hunt has written Looking for Hamlet, an examination of the continuing relevance of this surly, half-mad grad student. The reading begins at 7 p.m. Visit www.fearrington.com/village/calendar.asp. —David Fellerath

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