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Shakespeare : the invention of the human / Harold Bloom

Main Author Bloom, Harold, 1930- Country Estados Unidos. Publication New York : Riverhead Books, cop. 1998 Description XXII, 745 p. ; 24 cm ISBN 1-57322-751-X CDU 820 SHAKESPEARE
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

"The indispensable critic on the indispensable writer." -Geoffrey O'Brien, New York Review of Books

A landmark achievement as expansive, erudite, and passionate as its renowned author, this book is the culmination of a lifetime of reading, writing about, and teaching Shakespeare.

Preeminent literary critic-and ultimate authority on the western literary tradition, Harold Bloom leads us through a comprehensive reading of every one of the dramatist's plays, brilliantly illuminating each work with unrivaled warmth, wit and insight. At the same time, Bloom presents one of the boldest theses of Shakespearean scholarships: that Shakespeare not only invented the English language, but also created human nature as we know it today.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Acknowledgments (p. xiii)
  • Chronology (p. xv)
  • To the Reader (p. xix)
  • Shakespeare's Universalism (p. 1)
  • I The Early Comedies
  • 1. The Comedy of Errors (p. 21)
  • 2. The Taming of the Shrew (p. 28)
  • 3. The Two Gentlemen of Verona (p. 36)
  • II The First Histories
  • 4. Henry VI (p. 43)
  • 5. King John (p. 51)
  • 6. Richard III (p. 64)
  • III The Apprentice Tragedies
  • 7. Titus Andronicus (p. 77)
  • 8. Romeo and Juliet (p. 87)
  • 9. Julius Caesar (p. 104)
  • IV The High comedies
  • 10. Love's Labour's Lost (p. 121)
  • 11. A Midsummer Night's Dream (p. 148)
  • 12. The Merchant of Venice (p. 171)
  • 13. Much Ado About Nothing (p. 192)
  • 14. As You Like It (p. 202)
  • 15. Twelfth Night (p. 226)
  • V The Major Histories
  • 16. Richard II (p. 249)
  • 17. Henry IV (p. 271)
  • 18. The Merry Wives of Windsor (p. 315)
  • 19. Henry V (p. 319)
  • VI The "Problem Plays"
  • 20. Troilus and Cressida (p. 327)
  • 21. All's Well That Ends Well (p. 345)
  • 22. Measure for Measure (p. 358)
  • VII The Great Tragedies
  • 23. Hamlet (p. 383)
  • 24. Othello (p. 432)
  • 25. King Lear (p. 476)
  • 26. Macheth (p. 516)
  • 27. Antony and Cleopatra (p. 546)
  • VIII Tragic Epilogue
  • 28. Coriolanus (p. 577)
  • 29. Timon of Athens (p. 588)
  • IX The Late Romances
  • 30. Pericles (p. 603)
  • 31. Cymbeline (p. 614)
  • 32. The Winter's Tale (p. 639)
  • 33. The Tempest (p. 662)
  • 34. Henry VIII (p. 685)
  • 35. The Two Noble Kinsmen (p. 693)
  • Coda: The Shakespearean Difference (p. 714)
  • A Word at the End: Foregrounding (p. 737)

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Harold Bloom was born on July 11, 1930 in New York City. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Cornell in 1951 and his Doctorate from Yale in 1955.

After graduating from Yale, Bloom remained there as a teacher, and was made Sterling Professor of Humanities in 1983. Bloom's theories have changed the way that critics think of literary tradition and has also focused his attentions on history and the Bible. He has written over twenty books and edited countless others. He is one of the most famous critics in the world and considered an expert in many fields. In 2010 he became a founding patron of Ralston College, a new institution in Savannah, Georgia, that focuses on primary texts.

His works include Fallen Angels, Till I End My Song: A Gathering of Last Poems, Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life and The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of The King James Bible.

Harold Bloom passed away on October 14, 2019 in New Haven, at the age of 89.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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