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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Shakespeare: The Invention of the HumanUser Review - Book Verdict
Literary scholar/critic Bloom devotes an essay to each of the plays on the idea that Shakespeare's work is responsible for our conception of what it means to be human. His focus on character traits that make up Shakespeare's greatest creations (Hamlet, Falstaff, Rosalind, Iago, and Cleopatra, among others) welcomes new readers.
Review: Shakespeare: The Invention of the HumanUser Review - Goodreads
This is probably best understood as a collection of somewhat freeflowing personal musings by Harold Bloom inspired by his readings of Shakespeare's plays. Therefor the enjoyment of the book greatly ...