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 - Silvia Frassineti - Goodreads
It is a great lesson on Shakespeare. Read full review
Review: Shakespeare: The Invention of the HumanUser Review - Steven - Goodreads
Read this a couple of times when it came out in 1998, but my current practice is to pick it up before going to see another Shakespeare play. Othello being the current prompt. Even if you are anti ... Read full review