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Shakespeare's King Lear

4.36  ·  Rating Details ·  22 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
[Lear] is the most awesome of all the poet's originals. No one else in Shakespeare is so legitimate a representation of supreme authority.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published July 5th 2005 by Riverhead Trade (first published 1987)
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Tim
Jun 26, 2014 Tim rated it it was amazing

One may not agree with every opinion Bloom puts forward: and he is much more likely to assert forcefully than to argue and back up his views compared with a more modest and careful (and also excellent) critic like Bradley. But he is frank and forceful and responsive and interesting.

Plus he is daring - a little self-consciously so but that's inevitable for a smart guy swimming somewhat against the tide of critical fashion.

In short: intelligent and forthright remarks on one of the pinnacles of wor
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Apr 24, 2009 Saxon added it
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I'm not rating this. I am merely going to record that I read it and move on.

However, if you want my thoughts, I think that this short clip loosely about this play sums them up:

http://www.adultswim.com/video/?episo...
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Jun 09, 2011 Lincoln rated it it was amazing
Book 1 on my summer reading list! It would be way too absurd for me to "review" what many consider to be the pinnacle of English literature, so I'll just say "wow".
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Sep 18, 2013 Sarah Parr rated it it was amazing
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Probably one of my most beloved of Shakespeare's plays. Each time I see it, I find something new. Each time I read it, I learn something new. And it never fails to conjure my emotions.
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