Dramatists and Dramas: A Collection of Critical Essays

by Harold Bloom and Prof. Harold Bloom

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For more than 50 years, Harold Bloom has been an original mind and provocative presence on the international literary scene, and today he is America's most renowned literary scholar. "Dramatists and Dramas" presents the best of this award-winning critic's writings on the world's greatest dramatists and their classic plays. The coverage ranges from the ancient Greeks to the modern day, with a particular emphasis on Shakespeare, who remains "an unquestionable miracle" to Bloom and inspires some of his most profound writing. This invaluable collection also features Bloom's overview of the genre and his thoughts on its development, as well as genre-specific bibliographic information that encourages the reader to explore the topic further. The playwrights profiled include: Aeschylus; Aristophanes; Samuel Beckett; Anton Chekhov; Euripides; Henrik Ibsen; Ben Jonson; Arthur Miller; Moliere; Eugene O'Neill; William Shakespeare; Sophocles; Tom Stoppard; Tennessee Williams; August Wilson; and more.
ISBN:
9780791097267
Category:
Literary studies: plays & playwrights
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
2007-12-15
Series:
Bloom's 20th Anniversary Collection Ser.
Publisher:
Facts On File Inc
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
200
Dimensions (mm):
235x156x21mm
Weight:
0.52kg

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