Shakespeare: Invention of the Human

Shakespeare: Invention of the Human

by Harold Bloom
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Prof. Bloom is one of those truly charsimatic writers who truly believes his thesis that without the Bard there would be no society as we know it! His work is enthralling and well sumarized! I BELIEVE :)!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It seems rather strange there are not abundant customer reviews of Bloom's book. What could this mean? Does reading him cause us to fall silent? There is printed above a moderated discussion, but only a single reader review. One reason people don't do more with Prof. Bloom is because to read him productively it's necessary to digest first the works of Shakespeare which he expounds. As most Americans look at only a couple of Shakespeare's plays (and quickly forget) it's nearly impossible to evaluate the contribution of a scholar. Alas, the only solution is for many more folks to try to tackle Shakespeare in a meaningful way. Having done that, the ingenious hyperbole of Bloom is more easily comprehended. Of course that is not going to happen. Life is too short and far too crammed with basketball games to allow time for anything as remote as Shakespeare. It should also be noted that for all his singular erudtion, Mr. Bloom has a hermetically sealed mind when it comes to the question of Shakespeare's identity. The "Bard" may well have "invented the human," but if "the human" is ever proved to have emanated from Stratford-Upon-Avon I'll eat my hat.
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