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Lear : the great image of authority

Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2018.
Series: Shakespeare's personalities
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First Scribner hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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"Harold Bloom, regarded by some as the greatest Shakespeare scholar of our time, presents an intimate, wise, deeply compelling portrait of King Lear--the third in his series of five short books about the great playwright's most significant personalities, hailed as Bloom's "last love letter to the shaping spirit of his imagination" on the front page of The New York Times Book Review. King Lear is perhaps the most
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Bloom, Harold.
Lear.
New York : Scribner, 2018
(DLC) 2017061767
Named Person: Lear, King of England (Legendary character); William Shakespeare; Lear, King of England (Legendary character)
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Harold Bloom
ISBN: 9781501164217 150116421X
OCLC Number: 1019840738
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Intro; Dedication; Author's Note; 1. Every Inch a King; 2. Meantime We Shall Express Our Darker Purpose; 3. Thou, Nature, Art My Goddess; 4. Now Thou Art an O Without a Figure; 5. O Let Me Not Be Mad, Not Mad, Sweet Heaven!; 6. Poor Tom! / That's Something Yet: Edgar I Nothing Am; 7. O Heavens! / if Yourselves Are Old, / Make It Your Cause; 8. This Cold Night Will Turn Us All to Fools and Madmen; 9. He Childed as I Fathered. / Tom, Away; 10. He That Will Think to Live Till He Be Old, / Give Me Some Help!; 11. But That Thy Strange Mutations Make Us Hate Thee, / Life Would Not Yield to Age 12. Humanity Must Perforce Prey on Itself, / Like Monsters of the Deep13. O Ruined Piece of Nature, This Great World / Shall So Wear Out to Naught; 14. Thou Art a Soul in Bliss, But I Am Bound / Upon a Wheel of Fire; 15. Men Must Endure / Their Going Hence Even as Their Coming Hither. / Ripeness Is All; 16. The Gods Are Just and of Our Pleasant Vices / Make Instruments to Plague Us; 17. We That Are Young / Shall Never See So Much, nor Live So Long; Acknowledgments; About the Author; Copyright
Series Title: Shakespeare's personalities
Responsibility: Harold Bloom.

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