Othello

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Bloom's Literary Criticism, 2008 - Drama - 325 pages
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The most striking difference between Othello and Shakespeare's other tragedies is its more intimate scale. Since the play focuses on personal rather than public life, Othello's private descent into jealous obsession is especially chilling to behold. This invaluable study guide to one of Shakespeare's greatest plays contains a selection of the finest criticism through the centuries on Othello. Students will also benefit from the additional features included in this volume, such as an introduction by Harold Bloom, an accessible summary, analysis of key passages, a comprehensive list of characters, a biography of Shakespeare, and more.

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User Review  - Lynda - Goodreads

Well this took me forever to read. And I like the story, ultimately that's why I'm giving it three stars. I like the idea of Iago (a thoroughly deplorable character who essentially ruins everyone's ... Read full review

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User Review  - Caiti - Goodreads

Read for school. Not this edition. Loved it. Read full review

About the author (2008)

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.

Heims is a freelance writer, editor, and researcher.

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