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about The Pleasures of Memory in Shakespeare's Sonnets ...

"Garrison mixes memory studies with psychology in an unprecedented way to focus on 'pleasure and bliss' enacted in Shakespeare's language. [...] Summing Up: Essential." -- Choice Reviews

about Glass ...

"[Garrison's] small but deeply satisfying book [...] shuttles us back and forth between the way glass marked the imaginative world of Renaissance plays and poems to the imagined worlds of today's interactive glass surfaces in the guise of iPhones, smart appliances, and smart rooms." -- Los Angeles Review of Books

"These are not so much lessons about the objects themselves, but opportunities for self-reflection and storytelling. They remind us that we are surrounded by a wondrous world, as long as we care to look." -- Chicago Tribune

"[A] book that can be read in a fascinated hour, but will influence your reading and your looking for the next month." -- Times Literary Supplement

about Shakespeare and the Afterlife ...

"Considering the divergent strands of belief that the plays offer and multiple opportunities that death provides for the interrogation of life, the book provides a very compelling, erudite, thoughtful and nuanced exploration of individual and social meaning, and the 'powerful hold that loss and reunion have on our private emotions and collective consciousness'." -- Shakespeare Survey

"Ultimately, the book as a whole lives up to the promise printed on its back cover to 'encourage us to engage with the author's work with new insight and new curiosity,' and I came away with a new appreciation of how Shakespeare navigated the troubled waters of religious doctrine and cultural ideology in the early modern period regarding death and the afterlife." -- Renaissance Quarterly

about Performing Gods ...

"Performing Gods offers a provocative argument, with richly rewarding implications for a wide range of plays." -- The Journal of Hellenic Studies

"Ultimately, it offers a dialogue between literature, theatre and performance, anthropology and religion in a pragmatic and reinvigorating way. Undoubtedly, it will be a work of reference for researchers of classical reception, drama performance, divinity and the English Renaissance." -- The Classical Review

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