Bloom, Harold

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Cleopatra: I Am Fire and Air

Cleopatra is the classical world's beguiling superstar and is well worth getting to know through a Shakespearian lens. ["Recommended for Shakespeare enthusiasts and readers seeking a deeper understanding of one of his greatest creations": LJ 8/17 review of the Scribner hc.]
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Macbeth: A Dagger of the Mind

This book is like a curate's egg, with some good places. For larger collections and Shakespeare completists.
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Iago: The Strategies of Evil

The prolific Bloom can write on any number of subjects with his eyes closed shut, but this is not one of his stronger efforts. Still, Bardolators everywhere will read this book.
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Lear: The Great Image of Authority

For all library collections. Highly recommended for any reader or drama lover who admires Shakespeare in general and the character of Lear in particular.
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Cleopatra: I Am Fire and Air

Recommended for Shakespeare enthusiasts and readers seeking a deeper understanding of one of his greatest creations.
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Falstaff: Give Me Life

An enchanting and appreciative celebration of Shakespeare's greatest comic creation.
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The Daemon Knows: Literary Greatness and the American Sublime

Bloom is the real thing so lots of people will read this book. But it's a perplexing mix of perceptive and self-indulgent. [See Prepub Alert, 11/3/14.]
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Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human

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...
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The Shadow of a Great Rock

At times idiosyncratic but often adulated, Bloom's literary criticism needs thoughtful consideration by linguistic and literary scholars, cultural historians, and Bloom admirers, as well as by the general public. The book is a tour de force and the result of a lifetime of critical pondering by a major critic.

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