What a Piece of Work Is Man: The Seven Great Tragedies of Shakespeare (Portable Professor Series)
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What a Piece of Work Is Man: The Seven Great Tragedies of Shakespeare (Portable Professor Series)

by Harold Bloom
     
 
Shakespeare's tragedies are among the most famous and influential works of literature in the world, and in them literature's most complex and memorable characters—Hamlet, Juliet, King Lear, Iago, Cleopatra—develop before our eyes. In this inspiring and enthusiastic course, eminent literary critic and Shakespeare scholar Harold Bloom explores in depth seven

Overview

Shakespeare's tragedies are among the most famous and influential works of literature in the world, and in them literature's most complex and memorable characters—Hamlet, Juliet, King Lear, Iago, Cleopatra—develop before our eyes. In this inspiring and enthusiastic course, eminent literary critic and Shakespeare scholar Harold Bloom explores in depth seven of the Bard's greatest tragedies, illuminating the works with his characteristic wit and passion, and sharing unique insights gained during a lifetime of reading, teaching, and writing about Shakespeare.

Harold Bloom is Sterling Professor of the Humanities and English at Yale University and a former Charles Eliot Norton Professor at Harvard. He is a member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences and the recipient of many honorary degrees and awards, including the MacArthur Prize fellowship and the Academy's gold medal for Belles Lettres and Criticism. He is the author of more than twenty books, including Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human, Hamlet: Poem Unlimited, The Western Canon: The Books and School of the Ages.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760778258
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
10/14/2005
Series:
Portable Professor Series
Edition description:
8 CD's 8.3 hrs
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.32(h) x 2.06(d)

Meet the Author

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.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
New York, New York and New Haven, Connecticut
Date of Birth:
July 11, 1930
Place of Birth:
New York, New York
Education:
B.A., Cornell University, 1951; Ph.D., Yale University, 1955

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