In his latest book, Shakespeare scholar Stephen Greenblatt suggests that a single poem changed the course of history and led to the beginning of the Renaissance. In "The Swerve: How the World Became Modern," Greenblatt writes about how the discovery of a poem entitled "On the Nature of Things" by book hunter Poggio Bracciolini influenced many great minds of the time and has resonance to this day.
'The Swerve: How the World Became Modern'
Stephen Greenblatt, professor of humanities at Harvard University and author of books including "Shakespeare's Freedom" and "Hamlet in Purgatory"
Gary Garrels, Elise S. Hass senior curator of painting and sculpture at the SFMOMA.