RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 47644007 LA English T1 Harold Bloom's Shakespeare A1 Desmet, Christy,, Sawyer, Robert,, PB Palgrave PP New York YR 2002 SN 0312239556 9780312239558 140396906X 9781403969064 AB "Harold Bloom is one of the most influential and controversial of contemporary Shakespeare critics. These essays examine the sources and impact of Bloom's Shakespearean criticism from a variety of theoretical and political positions. Through focused and sustained study of Bloom as literary icon and of his Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human, they address a wide range of issues, from the cultural role of Shakespeare to the ethics of literary theory and criticism. Harold Bloom's Shakespeare brings together well-known Shakespearean critics and younger voices from within the profession. Collectively, the authors of these essays provide a fresh look at literary history and suggest new directions being taken by leading literary theorists. Through the lens of contemporary opinions about the Bard, Harold Bloom's Shakespeare offers a broad understanding of the state of literary studies in our time."--Jacket.