One of our most popular, respected, and controversial literary critics, Yale University professor Harold Bloom¿s books ¿ about, variously, Shakespeare, the Bible, and the classic literature ¿ are as erudite as they are accessible.
Midsummer Night's Dreamby Harold Bloom (Editor)
A Midsummer Night's Dream's complexities are extraordinary. This ethereal fantasy involves four different levels of representation that intermingle but never wholly fuse. This invaluable new study guide to one of Shakespeare's greatest plays contains a selection of the finest criticism through the centuries on A Midsummer Night's Dream, including commentaries by such important writers as John Milton, Samuel Johnson, William Hazlitt, G. K. Chesterton, C. L. Barber, and many others. Students will also benefit from the additional features in this volume, including an introduction by Harold Bloom, an accessible summary of the plot, an analysis of several key passages, a comprehensive list of characters, a biography of Shakespeare, essays discussing the main currents of criticism in each century since Shakespeare's time, and more.
Meet the Author
- New York, New York and New Haven, Connecticut
- Date of Birth:
- July 11, 1930
- Place of Birth:
- New York, New York
- B.A., Cornell University, 1951; Ph.D., Yale University, 1955
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