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Cleopatra : I am fire and air

Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: New York : Scribner, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Scribner hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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"From Harold Bloom, one of the greatest Shakespeare scholars of our time, comes an intimate, wise, deeply compelling portrait of Cleopatra--one of the Bard's most riveting and memorable female characters. Cleopatra is one of the most famous women in history--and thanks to Shakespeare, one of the most intriguing personalities in literature. She is lover of Marc Antony, defender of Egypt, and, perhaps most enduringly,  Read more...
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Named Person: Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt; William Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harold Bloom
ISBN: 9781501164163 1501164163
OCLC Number: 1028581658
Description: xiii, 138 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: To cool a gipsy's lust --
No single thing abides but all things flow --
O'erflows the measure --
Oh, my oblivion is a very Antony --
Antony and Octavia: a sacrifice to Roman power --
I that do bring the news made not the match --
In the east my pleasure lies --
You will be whipped --
The god Hercules withdraws --
This foul Egyptian hath betrayed me --
I am dying, Egypt, dying --
The round world / should have shook lions into civil streets --
He words me, girls, he words me --
Some squeaking Cleopatra boy my greatness --
I wish you all joy of the worm --
I am fire and air.
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The second in a series of five short books about Shakespeare's most significant characters: Falstaff, Cleopatra, Lear, Iago and Macbeth.  Read more...

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"Should this be the one book you read if you're going to read a book about Shakespeare? Yes." -New York Observer "Enraptured, incantatory... You could hardly ask for a more capacious, beneficent Read more...

 
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