Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human
Harper Collins Publishers, Jan 1, 2008 - Characters and characteristics in literature - 745 pages
A landmark achievement -- expansive, erudite, and passionate -- 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 scholarship -- that Shakespeare not only reinvented 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 - Thomas A Wiebe - Goodreads
This is a great companion book for the appreciation of Shakespeare. I have been fortunate enough to see about half of Shakespeare's plays in my life, and fell into the habit of reading one of his ... Read full review
Review: Shakespeare: The Invention of the HumanUser Review - Justin - Goodreads
I just cannot understand why Bloom is so popular. His exegeses on Hamlet rarely produce any meaningful insight into the text other than offering his own personal beliefs with no textual evidence. Read full review