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Shakespeare

The Invention Of The Human

By Harold Bloom

Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human is the culmination of Harold Bloom's life's work in reading, writing about, and teaching Shakespeare. It is his passionate and convincing analysis of the way in which Shakespeare not merely represented human nature as we know it today, but actually created it: before Shakespeare, there was characterization; after Shakespeare, there was character, men and women with highly individual personalities--Hamlet, Falstaff, Iago, Cleopatra, Macbeth, Rosalind, and Lear, among them. In making his argument, Bloom leads us through a brilliant and comprehensive reading of every one of Shakespeare's plays. According to a New York Times report on Shakespeare last year, "more people are watching him, reading him, and studying him than ever before." Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human is a landmark contribution, a book that will be celebrated and read for many years to come. It explains why Shakespeare has remained our most popular playwright for more than four hundred years, and in helping us to understand ourselves through literature, it restores the role of critic to one of central importance to our culture.

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Publish Date

1998

ISBN

1573221201


Format: Book
Author: Bloom, Harold
Title: Shakespeare : the invention of the human / Harold Bloom.
Publisher Date: New York : Riverhead Books, 1998.
Subject: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Characters Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Knowledge -- Psychology Characters and characteristics in literature Drama -- Psychological aspects Personality in literature Humanism in literature
Isbn: 1573221201 (acid-free paper)
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System Items Available: 3
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Call Number: 822.33 Blo
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Bib Id: 31148

Format: Book
Author: Bloom, Harold
Title: Shakespeare : the invention of the human / Harold Bloom.
Publisher, Date: New York : Riverhead Books, 1998.
Description: xx, 745 p. ; 25 cm.
Subjects: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Characters
Subjects: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Knowledge -- Psychology
Subjects: Characters and characteristics in literature
Subjects: Drama -- Psychological aspects
Subjects: Personality in literature
Subjects: Humanism in literature
LCCN: 98021325
ISBN: 1573221201 (acid-free paper)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 3
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: 822.33 Blo