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Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human

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  • Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human (Fourth Estate Ltd) – Hardcover (1999)
    by Harold Bloom

    Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human

    Hardcover, Fourth Estate Ltd
    1999
    English
    768 pages

    ISBN: 1841150479
    ISBN-13: 9781841150475

    Harold Bloom, the doyen of American literary critics and author of The Western Canon, has spent a professional lifetime reading, writing about and teaching Shakespeare. In this magisterial interpretation, Bloom explains Shakespeare's genius in a radical and provocative re-reading of the plays. How to understand Shakespeare, whose ability so far exceeds his predecessors and successors, whose genius has defied generations of critics' explanations, whose work is of greater influence in the modern age even than the Bible? ... Show more

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by jthedane on Jul 2, 2007

Harold Bloom sends me to the dictionary -- the OED -- more than any other author. An amazing mind, superb writer. Professor Bloom says that Shakespeare not only had an in-depth understanding of human beings, but also that he "created" us -- He is able to show that everything that makes us human is ... More

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