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The Hero's Journey (Bloom's Literary Themes)

Blooms Literary Criticism, 2009

- Original essays and excerpts from published critical analyses that discuss the role of the title theme in various works- An index for easy reference- An introductory essay by Harold Bloom.
  
  











  



  
Walt Whitman (Bloom's Classic Critical Views)

Blooms Literary Criticism, 2007

Walt Whitman's passionate writing style and bold subject matter have deeply influenced American poetry. Nearly all of his poems were published in "Leaves of Grass", which Whitman obsessively expanded, edited, and republished throughout his life, ultimately leaving behind a powerful literary legacy. This volume from the new "Bloom's Classic Critical Views" series features a compelling selection of essays from the 19th and early 20th centuries ...
  
  











  



  
The Great Gatsby (Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations)

Blooms Literary Criticism, 2010

Self-made millionaire Jay Gatsby epitomizes the decadence of the 1920s Jazz Age in this tale of mobility and decline, told with detached curiosity by his neighbor and confidant Nick Carraway. This new edition offers a selection of contemporary critical commentary on this classic American novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Also in this volume is an introductory essay by Yale literature professor Harold Bloom, a bibliography, a chronology of ...
  
  











  



  
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Bloom's Guides)

Blooms Literary Criticism, 2010

Maya Angelou's unforgettable autobiography, nominated for the National Book Award in 1969, recounts her struggle as a young black woman to overcome obstacles and realize her dreams. A meditation on themes of empowerment and self-actualization, it has emerged as a modern classic. This new collection of concise critical excerpts features an introduction from master critic Harold Bloom, an annotated biography of Angelou's myriad works, and an index.
  
  











  



  
Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations)

Blooms Literary Criticism, 2008

Ken Kesey's debut novel, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" uses an innovative structure and unique characters to tell a memorable story set in a mental institution. This critically acclaimed novel has also garnered success on film and on the stage. Ken Kesey's "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, New Edition" features a collection of cohesive critical essays that will enhance young scholars' understanding of Kesey's groundbreaking work. Other ...
  
  











  



  
Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God (Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations)
Zora Neale Hurston

Blooms Literary Criticism, 2008

- Critical essays reflecting a variety of schools of criticism - Notes on the contributing critics, a chronology of the author's life, and an index - An introductory essay by Harold Bloom.
  
  











  



  
The Merchant of Venice (Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations)
Harold, Ed Bloom, William Shakespeare

Blooms Literary Criticism, 2010

William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice is a richly complicated and, to some, a deeply disturbing work. Several themes are presented within the framework of a traditional comedy that calls for the triumph of young lovers over their restrictive elders. Yet, the play, with its highly debated portrayal of the moneylender Shylock, resists easy categorization, incorporating elements of tragedy and romance in equal portion. This new edition of ...
  
  











  



  
Albert Camus's the Stranger (Bloom's Guides)

Blooms Literary Criticism, 2008

Camus' landmark novel traces the aftermath of a shocking crime and the man whose fate is sealed with one rash and foolhardy act. "The Stranger" presents readers with a new kind of protagonist, a man unable to transcend the tedium and inherent absurdity of everyday existence in a world indifferent to the struggles and strivings of its human denizens. This addition to the "Bloom's Guides" series features an annotated bibliography and a listing of ...
  
  











  



  
Ralph Waldo Emerson (Bloom's Classic Critical Views)

Blooms Literary Criticism, 2007

Ralph Waldo Emerson was a key figure of the American Renaissance of the mid-19th century. His essay "Nature" is considered one of the most influential works in American history, and he inspired the likes of Whitman, Thoreau, and Dickinson. This volume from the new Bloom's "Classic Critical Views" series features compelling essays from the 19th and early 20th centuries that offer students unique historical insights into a visionary whose works ...
  
  











  



  
Ernest Hemingway's a Farewell to Arms (Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations)

Blooms Literary Criticism, 2009

It has been suggested that Hemingway's art has both the virtues and limitations of lyricism - including maximum intensity. This collection of essays examines A Farewell to Arms.
  
  











  



  
The Sublime (Bloom's Literary Themes)

Blooms Literary Criticism, 2010

The sublime in literature is described as the sense of awe that is evoked in the presence of great power and grandeur in nature or in art. In this engaging new volume, the role of the sublime is discussed in "Emma", "Ode to the West Wind", "Song of Myself", and many other works. Featuring original essays and excerpts from previously published critical analyses, each book in the new Bloom's "Literary Themes" series gives students valuable insight ...
  
  











  



  
Macbeth (Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations)
Harold, Ed Bloom, William Shakespeare

Blooms Literary Criticism, 2010

Macbeth is William Shakespeare's stark tale of a tormented nobleman driven to pursue a murderous plot by his ambition to usurp the throne of Scotland. The tautly constructed tragedy is a ruthlessly economic drama, marked by a continuous eloquence that is astonishing even for Shakespeare. This new edition of the Scottish play features full-length critical essays suited for in-depth study by high school and college students alike. A bibliography, ...
  
  











  



  
The Old Man and the Sea (Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations)
Ernest Hemingway

Blooms Literary Criticism, 2008

Hemingway's last work published during his lifetime remains one of his most popular and best known. A man's symbolic quest to land the catch of a lifetime engages classic themes of the human struggle against nature as well as explores the intersection of expectation and desire. Filled with fresh essays about the book, the new edition of this invaluable literary guide features a bibliography and notes on the essay contributors, as well as an ...
  
  











  



  
George Gordon, Lord Byron (Bloom's Classic Critical Views)

Blooms Literary Criticism, 2009

Lord Byron has been called a vital embodiment of post-Renaissance poetry. His work is that of a proud individualist asserting the primacy of instinct through agonized self-conflict. Born in 1788, Byron is considered one of the greatest poets of the Romantic Movement. This volume presents critical commentary from his lifetime and beyond to provide a thorough and thought-provoking portrait of this essential poet's evolving reputation. This new ...
  
  











  



  
The American Dream (Bloom's Literary Themes)

Blooms Literary Criticism, 2009

"The American Dream" discusses the role of this theme in great works of literature such as "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn", "Death of a Salesman", "The Great Gatsby", "Their Eyes Were Watching God", and many others. With 20 essays and reprinted articles, this new title from the "Bloom's Literary Themes" series gives context and guidance to students studying the literary theme of the 'American dream'.
  
  











  



  
A Raisin in the Sun (Bloom's Guides)

Blooms Literary Criticism, 2009

This classic American drama tells the story of the Youngers, a family that must struggle with their own inner divisions, in addition to the racist attitudes of society at large, as they move into their dream house in a community unwelcoming to African Americans. Complete with an introduction by literary critic Harold Bloom, this new title in the "Bloom's Guides" series also features an annotated bibliography and a list of other works by the ...
  
  











  



  
Jane Austen (Bloom's Classic Critical Views)

Blooms Literary Criticism, 2007

Noted for her witty depictions of English country life and sharply satirical views of class structure and human behavior, 19th-century novelist, Jane Austen's works, which include such classics as "Emma" and "Pride and Prejudice", possess a timeless appeal for both general readers and literary scholars. This volume from the new "Bloom's Classic Critical Views" series showcases essays from Austen's own time period and beyond that create a unique ...
  
  











  



  
Flannery O'Connor (Bloom's Modern Critical Views)

Blooms Literary Criticism, 2009

Widely acclaimed as one of the finest short story writers and known for her acerbic wit, complex themes, and illuminating portrayal of the American South, Flannery O'Connor is a favorite among students, scholars, and general readers. Her stories "A Good Man Is Hard to Find" and "Everything That Rises Must Converge" confirm her prodigious talent and are prominently featured in high school and university literature courses today. This new ...
  
  











  



  
Sin and Redemption (Bloom's Literary Themes)

Blooms Literary Criticism, 2010

The allied themes of sin and redemption are at the heart of many classics of religious literature, and even secular writers feel compelled to explore the role of sin and redemption in such works as King Lear, Moby-Dick, Paradise Lost, The Portrait of a Lady, The Waste Land, and many more works.. Featuring original essays and excerpts from previously published critical analyses, this addition to the Bloom's Literary Themes series gives students ...
  
  











  



  
Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God (Bloom's Guides)

Blooms Literary Criticism, 2009

Zora Neale Hurston's "Their Eyes Were Watching God" is one of the rediscovered masterpieces of the American canon. The novel depicts a woman's struggle for personal awareness and self-empowerment and has inspired many of the African-American women writers who have followed in Hurston's footsteps. This study guide to the novel features short excerpts of critical essays, an annotated bibliography, an index, and an introductory essay by renowned ...
  
  











  








   



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