Harold Bloom's Shakespeare

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Christy Desmet, Robert Sawyer
Palgrave Macmillan, Nov 8, 2004 - Literary Criticism - 292 pages
Harold Bloom's Shakespeare examines the sources and impact of Bloom's Shakespearean criticism. Through focused and sustained study of this writer and his best-selling book, this collection of essays addresses a wide range of issues pertinent to both general readers and university classes: the cultural role of Shakespeare and of a new secular humanism addressed to general readers and audiences; the author as literary origin; the persistence of character as a category of literary appreciation; and the influence of Shakespeare within the Anglo-American educational system. Together, the essays reflect on the ethics of literary theory and criticism.

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Bloom's exhaustive examination of all of Shakespeare's plays, Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human, was published in 1998 to great critical acclaim and became a best seller, a rarity for a literary ... Read full review

About the author (2004)

CHRISTY DESMET teaches Shakespeare, Rhetoric, and early modern literature at the University of Georgia. She is the author of Reading Shakepeare's Characters: Rhetoric, Ethics, and Identity (University of Massachusetts Press, 1992). With Robert Sawyer, she has edited Shakespeare and Appropriation (Routledge, 1999).

ROBERT SAWYER is a Robert E. Park Fellow at the University of Georgia where he teaches Victorian literature and Shakespeare. He is co-editor with Christy Desmet of Shakespeare and Appropriation (Routledge, 1999) and he has published recently on Shakespearean representations in folk art.

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