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Bloom's How to Write about William Shakespeare
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: Paul Gleed
  • From the Series: Bloom's How to Write about Literature
  • Trim Size: 6 X 9
  • ISBN-10: 0791094847
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-9484-6
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $45.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 11/01/2007
  • Dewey Number: 822
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 254

Summary

Arguably the most revered and researched author of all time, William Shakespeare has forever changed the face of literature. He wrote such well-known plays as Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream and composed more than 150 classic sonnets. Bloom's How to Write about William Shakespeare offers valuable paper-topic suggestions, clearly outlined strategies on how to write a strong essay, and an insightful introduction by Harold Bloom on writing about Shakespeare. This new volume is designed to help students develop their analytical writing skills and critical comprehension of the legendary Bard of Avon and his timeless works.

Specifications

Bibliographies. Index.

About the Author(s)

Harold Bloom is Sterling Professor of the Humanities at Yale University. Educated at Cornell and Yale universities, he is the author of 30 books, including Shelley's Mythmaking (1959), The Visionary Company (1961), Blake's Apocalypse (1963), Yeats (1970), A Map of Misreading (1975), Kabbalah and Criticism (1975), Agon: Toward a Theory of Revisionism (1982), The American Religion (1992), The Western Canon (1994), Omens of Millennium: The Gnosis of Angels, Dreams, and Resurrection (1996), and Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human (1998), a 1998 National Book Award finalist. The Anxiety of Influence (1973) sets forth Professor Bloom's provocative theory of the literary relationships between the great writers and their predecessors. His most recent books include How to Read and Why (2000), Genius: A Mosaic of One Hundred Exemplary Creative Minds (2002), Hamlet: Poem Unlimited (2003), Where Shall Wisdom Be Found? (2004), and Jesus and Yahweh: The Names Divine (2005). In addition, he is the author of hundreds of articles, reviews, and editorial introductions. In 1999, Professor Bloom received the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for Criticism. He has also received the International Prize of Catalonia, the Alfonso Reyes Prize of Mexico, and the Hans Christian Andersen Bicentennial Prize of Denmark.

Reviews and Awards

"...[written] very clearly and analytically, with many good examples, in a style that is accessible by high school students. English teachers may also want to refer to this work for teaching writing and literary analysis. Highly recommended."


Pennsylvania School Librarians Association

“…full of sound, practical advice, with a nice variety of suggested topics for each play…”
School Library Journal

“[The] volume is an in-depth look…”
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