Harold Bloom's Shakespeare

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Palgrave Macmillan, Jan 12, 2002 - Literary Criticism - 292 pages
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Harold Bloom's Shakespeare examines the sources and impact of Bloom's Shakespearean criticism. Through focused and sustained study of this writer and his best-selling book, this collection of essays addresses a wide range of issues pertinent to both general readers and university classes: the cultural role of Shakespeare and of a new secular humanism addressed to general readers and audiences; the author as literary origin; the persistence of character as a category of literary appreciation; and the influence of Shakespeare within the Anglo-American educational system. Together, the essays reflect on the ethics of literary theory and criticism.

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Bloom's exhaustive examination of all of Shakespeare's plays, Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human, was published in 1998 to great critical acclaim and became a best seller, a rarity for a ... Read full review

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CHRISTY DESMET teaches Shakespeare, Rhetoric, and early modern literature at the University of Georgia. She is the author of Reading Shakepeare's Characters: Rhetoric, Ethics, and Identity (University of Massachusetts Press, 1992). With Robert Sawyer, she has edited Shakespeare and Appropriation (Routledge, 1999).

ROBERT SAWYER is a Robert E. Park Fellow at the University of Georgia where he teaches Victorian literature and Shakespeare. He is co-editor with Christy Desmet of Shakespeare and Appropriation (Routledge, 1999) and he has published recently on Shakespearean representations in folk art.

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