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Harold Bloom
Birth date: July 30, 1930
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 3 years ago
“What makes us free? What makes me free is the capaciousness of Shakespeare’s soul. He is the knowledge of what we were and of what we have become.” In “Falstaff: Give Me Life” by Harold Bloom “Weird" is the word that comes to mind after having finished his take on Falstaff. We all know about h...
LunaLuss rated it 4 years ago
I have mixed feelings about this books.Some of the essays were good; others were just plain boring and repetitive. All in all, there was some useful information that make it worthwhile to read the critical books. Since the essays are collected and brought here as separate entities, there was a lot o...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 5 years ago
Published 2008. A typical king; Killed everybody who got in his way; A typical fat slob of a king; Out to get his own greedy needs met; Uses every individual who crossed his path; More often than not, slap happy drunk; Seen on numerous occasion dancing amongst the moon lit paths; Often times his...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 5 years ago
Published 2008. “Shakespeare is Hard, but so is Life” (title of a 2002 book by Fintan O’Toole). The 23rd of April is almost upon us (*). Those of you who have been following my diatribes on this blog, know that I've been thinking about doing this for a while. Last year I put my Shakespeare proje...
tuirgin rated it 6 years ago
This book is not geared toward the academic, rather it is a popular book on reading quality literature. What this means is that Bloom does not spend time discussing the theory and techniques of literary scholarship and criticism, but instead models a very personal, pleasurable style of attentive rea...
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