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The taboo

Author: Harold Bloom; Blake Hobby
Publisher: New York : Bloom's Literary Criticism, ©2010.
Series: Bloom's literary themes.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From a Polynesian word meaning 'prohibition', a taboo is a social more that should not be broken by society's participants, for doing so can mean punishment. This book discusses the role of the taboo in "Howl", "Lolita", "Lord of the Flies", "The Miller's Tale", and many more works.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Taboo.
New York : Bloom's Literary Criticism, ©2010
(DLC) 2009038090
(OCoLC)437186788
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Harold Bloom; Blake Hobby
ISBN: 9781438131054 1438131054
OCLC Number: 614389620
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 275 pages).
Contents: Cover; Contents; Series Introduction; Volume Introduction; Confessions of an English Opium Eater (Thomas De Quincey); Dracula (Bram Stoker); Howl (Allen Ginsberg); Julius Caesar (William Shakespeare); Lady Chatterley's Lover (D.H. Lawrence); Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov); Lord of the Flies (William Golding); "The Miller's Tale" (Geoffrey Chaucer); "the mother" (Gwendolyn Brooks); Mourning Becomes Electra (Eugene O'Neill); Oedipus Tyrannus (Sophocles); The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde); The Poetry and Prose of Sylvia Plath; "A Rose for Emily" (William Faulkner). Sabbath's Theater (Philip Roth)The Satanic Verses (Salman Rushdie); The Poetry of Anne Sexton; The Prose Works of Jonathan Swift; Tess of the D'Urbervilles (Thomas Hardy); Ulysses (James Joyce); Acknowledgments; Index.
Series Title: Bloom's literary themes.
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom ; volume editor, Blake Hobby.

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