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Paul A. Cantor

Paul A. Cantor is Clifton Waller Barrett Professor of English at the University of Virginia. His most recent book, co-edited with Stephen Cox, is Literature and the Economics of Liberty: Spontaneous Order in Culture (Ludwig von Mises Institute).

Articles by Paul A. Cantor

A Riddle Wrapped in an Enigma

A Riddle Wrapped in an Enigma

Jonathan Swift was one of the most secretive men who ever lived, the Howard Hughes of 18th-century Britain. Given how well-known his name is today, it comes as a surprise to learn that most of his writings were initially published anonymously.
Aristocracy in America

Aristocracy in America

Huckleberry Finn shows that a nation devoted to fresh starts will also invite false starts and upstarts.
History Plays

History Plays

Shakespeare's ability to provoke a variety of thoughtful responses is one measure of his enduring greatness.
Average Bill

Average Bill

If you really want to learn something about Shakespeare, go back to the plays.
The Economic Muse

The Economic Muse

Watts attempts to establish common ground between economists and literary critics.
Between Heaven and Hell

Between Heaven and Hell

Hamlet in Purgatory in many respects serves as the culmination of Greenblatt's long-term project as a cultural historian.
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