Harold Bloom's Shakespeare by C. DesmetHarold Bloom's Shakespeare by C. Desmet

Harold Bloom's Shakespeare

byC. Desmet

Paperback | November 8, 2004

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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.
CHRISTY DESMET teaches Shakespeare, Rhetoric, and early modern literature at the University of Georgia. She is the author ofReading Shakepeare's Characters: Rhetoric, Ethics, and Identity(University of Massachusetts Press, 1992). With Robert Sawyer, she has editedShakespeare and Appropriation(Routledge, 1999).ROBERT SAWYER is a Robert ...
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Title:Harold Bloom's ShakespeareFormat:PaperbackDimensions:292 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.75 inPublished:November 8, 2004Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:140396906X

ISBN - 13:9781403969064

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Table of Contents

PART I: BARDOLATRY/ BARDOGRAPHY 'Harold Bloom's Shakespeare'; J.L. Halio 'Bloom With A View'; T. Hawkes 'The Case for Bardolatry: Harold Bloom Rescues Shakespeare from the Critics'; W.W. Kerrigan 'Bloom, Bardolatry, and Characterolatry'; R. Levin 'The Singularity of Shakespeare (and Middleton)'; G. Taylor PART II: READING AND WRITING SHAKESPEAREAN CHARACTER 'Inventing Us'; H. Kenner 'On the Value of Being a Cartoon, in Literature and in Life'; S. O'Dair 'The Play's The Thing': Shakespeare's Critique of Character (and Harold Bloom)'; W. R. Morse 'This Dotage of Our General's': Reading Bloom Reading Shakespeare'; M. Fahmi 'Peace, I Will Stop Your Mouth': Insights and Absences in Harold Bloom's Understanding of Shakespeare's Lovers'; H. Weil PART III: THE ANXIETIES OF INFLUENCE 'Romanticism and its Discontents'; E. Pechter 'Looking for Mr. Goodbard: Swinburne, Sodomy, and the Invention of Bloom'; R. Sawyer 'Bloom on Race and Ethnicity: Shakespeare and the Invention of the European'; J. R. Andreas, Sr. 'Shakespeare in a Different Place: Bloom and Contemporary Women's Writing'; C. Cakebread PART IV: SHAKESPEARE AS CULTURAL CAPITAL Harold Bloom as Shakespearean Pedagogue'; C. Desmet 'King Lear in their Time: On Bloom and Cavell on Shakespeare'; L.F. Rhu 'This Shakespeare Will Not Do': Harold Bloom and the Literary Canon'; D. M. Schiller 'The 2% Solution'; L. Charnes

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"The essays run the gamut of present-day critical studies..." - Library Journal