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The Resource Lear : the great image of authority, Harold Bloom

Lear : the great image of authority, Harold Bloom

Label
Lear : the great image of authority
Title
Lear
Title remainder
the great image of authority
Statement of responsibility
Harold Bloom
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 poignant character in literature. The aged, abused monarch--a man in his eighties, like Harold Bloom himself--is at once the consummate figure of authority and the classic example of the fall from majesty. He is widely agreed to be William Shakespeare's most moving, tragic hero. Award-winning writer and beloved professor Harold Bloom writes about Lear with wisdom, joy, exuberance, and compassion. He also explores his own personal relationship to the character: Just as we encounter one Emma Bovary or Hamlet when we are seventeen and another when we are forty, Bloom writes about his shifting understanding--over the course of his own lifetime--of Lear, so that this book also explores an extraordinarily moving argument for literature as a path to and a measure of our humanity. Bloom is mesmerizing in the classroom, wrestling with the often tragic choices Shakespeare's characters make. He delivers that kind of exhilarating intimacy, pathos, and clarity in Lear"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bloom, Harold
Dewey number
822.3/3
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2993.L4
LC item number
B57 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Shakespeare's personalities
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lear
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Kings and rulers in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Lear
  • Kings and rulers in literature
Label
Lear : the great image of authority, Harold Bloom
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1926476
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xi, 160 pages
Isbn
9781501164194
Lccn
2017061767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781501164194
  • (OCoLC)989964006
Label
Lear : the great image of authority, Harold Bloom
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1926476
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xi, 160 pages
Isbn
9781501164194
Lccn
2017061767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781501164194
  • (OCoLC)989964006

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