Sam Shepard

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Harold Bloom
Infobase Publishing, 2009 - 114 pages
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Sam Shepard is one of America's most prolific dramatists, as well as a screenplay writer, memoirist, and successful film actor. His irreverent, satirical, and nostalgic treatment of American popular culture has attracted a cult following as well as the re
 

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Contents

Users Guide
7
About the Editor
8
Editors Note
9
Introduction
10
Biography of Sam Shepard
12
Plot Summary of Zabriskie Point
15
List of Characters in Zabriskie Point
19
Critical Views on Zabriskie Point
21
Plot Summary of True West
55
List of Characters in True West
59
Critical Views on True West
61
Plot Summary of Fool for Love
80
List of Characters in Fool for Love
84
Critical Views on Fool for Love
86
Works by Sam Shepard
101
Works about Sam Shepard
105

Plot Summary of Buried Child
30
List of Characters in Buried Child
34
Critical Views on Buried Child
37
Acknowledgments
110
Index of Themes and Ideas
113
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

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.

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