Dramatists and Dramas

Dramatists and Dramas

A Collection of Critical Essays

by Harold Bloom and Prof. Harold Bloom

Publication Date: 01/10/2007

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.
Literary studies: plays & playwrights
Publication Date:
Bloom's 20th Anniversary Collection Ser.
Facts On File Inc
Country of origin:
United States
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Harold Bloom

Harold Bloom is a Sterling Professor of Humanities at Yale University and a former Charles Eliot Norton Professor at Harvard. As "The Paris Review" has pointed out, "no critic in the English language since Samuel Johnson has been more prolific."

His more than thirty books include "The Best Poems of the English Language," "The Art of Reading Poetry," and "The Book of J."

He is a MacArthur Prize Fellow, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the recipient of many awards and honorary degrees, including the Academy's Gold Medal for Belles Lettres and Criticism, the International Prize of Catalonia, and the Alfonso Reyes Prize of Mexico.

Alfred Kazin has said, "Bloom is all literature, (he) positively lives it," and "The New York Times" called him "the most original literary critic in America." He lives in New Haven and New York.

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