Othello by Prof. Harold Bloom
  

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Othello by Prof. Harold Bloom

This is an invaluable study guide to Shakespeare's Othello . The most striking difference between Othello and Shakespeare's other tragedies is its more intimate scale. Since the play focuses on personal rather than public life, Othello 's private descent into jealous obsession is especially chilling to behold.This invaluable new study guide to one of Shakespeare's greatest plays contains a selection of the finest criticism on Othello , from the 17th and 18th centuries up to the 21st. Students will benefit from the additional features included in this volume, such as an introduction by Harold Bloom, an accessible summary, analysis of key passages, a comprehensive list of characters, a biography of Shakespeare, and more.It includes criticism from: Voltaire (1733); Samuel Johnson (1765); William Hazlitt (1817); Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1818); John Quincy Adams (1836); George Bernard Shaw (1897); Harold C. Goddard (1951); Kenneth Burke (1951); W.H. Auden (1961); A.D. Nuttall (1983); and, Frank Kermode (2000).

About the Author

Harold Bloom is Sterling Professor of the Humanities at Yale University. He is the author of 30 books, including Shelley's Mythmaking, The Visionary Company, Blake's Apocalypse, A Map of Misreading, The American Religion, and The Western Canon. His most recent books include Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human, a 1998 National Book Award finalist; How to Read and Why; Hamlet: Poem Unlimited; and Jesus and Yahweh: The Names Divine. 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.

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Format

Paperback
336 pages

Author

Prof. Harold Bloom
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Publisher

Checkmark Books an imprint of Facts On File Inc

Publication date

15th May 2008

ISBN

9780791098431


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