Oedipus Rex by Prof. Harold Bloom

Oedipus Rex

Written by Prof. Harold Bloom
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Part of the Bloom's Guides Series


Oedipus Rex by Prof. Harold Bloom

Written by Sophocles around 425 BCE, Oedipus Rex is a classic Greek tragedy that depicts the struggle between man and fate. Oedipus' story forms the foundation for the symbolic conflict between sons and fathers, a theme that has lost none of its dramatic punch in the ensuing centuries. The meticulous scholarship presented in this new Bloom's Guides title offers its readers fresh insight into this time-honored classic.


This is the type of novel that is open to interpretation and students will gain a better understanding from reading all of the discussion. Doctorow is quoted in several chapters. Students looking for criticism and analysis of literary works will find it easy to use this title rather than searching endlessly for the Journals in which these articles may have originally appeared. A valuable resource for literature collections.

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118 pages


Prof. Harold Bloom
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Chelsea House Publishers

Publication date

15th May 2007



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