Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human
Bertrams Print On Demand, 1999 - Characters and characteristics in literature - 745 pages
A landmark achievement as expansive, erudite, and passionate as its renowned author, Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human is the culmination of a lifetime of reading, writing about, and teaching Shakespeare. Preeminent literary critic 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.
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Review: Shakespeare: The Invention of the HumanUser Review - Rebecca - Goodreads
Using this as a resource to regain my bearings and rediscover some of the plays that I explored in hs/earlier in my degree. Fantastic read (if this is what you intend to use it for- a refresher ... Read full review
Review: Shakespeare: The Invention of the HumanUser Review - Leonard Gaya - Goodreads
I must humbly confess that I had to stop halfway this heavy slumber-driven brick-book. In the end, I am not totally sure whether or not Shakespeare did "invent the human" as the title grandiosely ... Read full review