Bloom, Harold

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The American Canon: Literary Genius from Emerson to Le Guin

Because of the esoteric nature of this book, it is primarily geared toward collections with Bloom’s other works and his most ardent readers.
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Possessed by Memory: The Inward Light of Criticism

A must-read for all who enjoy literature.
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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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