Forgiving the Gift: The Philosophy of Generosity in Shakespeare and Marlowe, Lawrence, Sean. Medieval & Renaissance Literary Studies, Duquesne University Press, Pittsburgh, 2012. First Edition. 8vo up to 9½” tall. 244 pages including index, notes. Brown boards, gilt spine titles. Unclipped dustjacket has very light shelf wear. Volume is in unread condition without marks, tears or folds. Front board has a light binding flaw top edge (see picture).
“Forgiving the Gift challenges the tendency to reflexively understand gifts as exchanges, negotiations, and circulations. Lawrence reads plays by Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare as informed by an early modern belief in the possibility and even necessity of radical generosity, of gifts that break the cycle of economy and self-interest”. 002357 $60