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Shakespeare by Harold Bloom
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If you can overlook a few tiresome idiosyncrasies, the appalling sentimentality about Falstaff and the callousness towards young women like Jessica in THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, this is a wonderful introduction to Shakespeare and his plays. All 37 essays are exciting and fun to read.
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“Wild with laughter, Twelfth Night is nevertheless almost always on the edge of violence.”
Harold Bloom, Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human

Harold Bloom
“According to the myth, Prometheus steal fire to free us; Iago steals us as fresh fodder for the fire.”
Harold Bloom, Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human


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September 21, 2017 – Shelved

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