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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 ...
  
  











  



  
The Merchant of Venice (Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations)
Harold 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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 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 ...
  
  











  



  
Othello (Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations)

Blooms Literary Criticism, 2010

The most striking difference between Othello and Shakespeare's other tragedies is its more intimate scale. Since the play focuses on personal rather than public life, Othello's private descent into jealous obsession is rendered all the more chilling to behold. This invaluable literary reference guide to one of Shakespeare's greatest plays contains a selection of the finest contemporary criticism, an introductory essay by Shakespearean scholar ...
  
  











  



  
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.
  
  











  



  
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (Bloom's Classic Critical Views)

Blooms Literary Criticism, 2009

Coleridge's poetry often overshadows the brilliance of the other genres and forms of writing that occupied his interests. Classic works such as "Kubla Khan" have taken their place among the most accomplished poems written in the language. His critical work also extends and reveals a wealth of profoundly sensitive observations and a prophetic vision of compelling authenticity. This new addition to "Bloom's Classic Critical Views" features classic ...
  
  











  



  
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'.
  
  











  



  
Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart (Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations)

Blooms Literary Criticism, 2009

"Things Fall Apart", set in Nigeria about a century ago, is widely regarded as Chinua Achebe's masterpiece. Considered one of the most broadly read African novels, Achebe's work responded to the two-dimensional caricatures of Africans that often dominated Western literature. This invaluable new edition of the study guide contains a selection of the finest contemporary criticism of this classic novel.
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
Stephen Crane (Bloom's Classic Critical Views)

Blooms Literary Criticism, 2009

Stephen Crane is widely recognized as a master and innovator of literary naturalism. Among his more popular works are the novels "Maggie: A Girl of the Street" and "The Red Badge of Courage" and the short stories "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky", "The Blue Hotel", and "The Open Boat". The critical selections and commentary gathered in this volume offer a wealth of critical information and analyses that examine Crane's work and speak to his ...
  
  











  



  
Macbeth (Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations)
Harold 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, ...
  
  











  



  
Joseph Conrad (Bloom's Modern Critical Views)

Blooms Literary Criticism, 2010

Joseph Conrad's novels and short stories explore the nature of narrative, reality, and competing notions of truth. This new volume offers a new selection of contemporary critical commentary on the author of such classic works as "Lord Jim", "Nostromo", and "Heart of Darkness". This new edition also contains an introduction penned by literary scholar Harold Bloom, a bibliography, a chronology of the author's life, and an index for reference.
  
  











  



  
Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights (Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations)
Emily Bronte

Blooms Literary Criticism, 2008

Emily Bronte's "Wuthering Heights", set in the raw and frightening beauty of the English moors, is the story of two lovers drawn together from the moment they meet. Their love is consuming and destructive, forbidden and inescapable, making Bronte's tale a sweeping classic of English literature. This updated volume offers clear analysis perfect for students seeking valuable insight into this haunting tale.
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
Dark Humor (Bloom's Literary Themes)

Blooms Literary Criticism, 2010

This 20th-century technique seeks to create humor through the use of satirical wit and grotesque situations. Use of this theme can be found in "Catch-22", "A Good Man is Hard to Find", "A Modest Proposal", "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?", and many other literary works, as examined by this new volume. Featuring original essays and excerpts from previously published critical analyses, each book in the new Bloom's "Literary Themes" series gives ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
Bloom's How to Write about Shakespeare's Tragedies (Bloom's How to Write about Literature)
Paul Gleed

Blooms Literary Criticism, 2010

William Shakespeare is defined by his tragedies. His unique ability to create a moral universe complete unto itself lends his characters not only their stamp of authenticity but their bid to eternity as well. This invaluable writing guide offers students strategies and perspectives on writing about the fated lives of King Lear, Julius Caesar. Hamlet, Macbeth, Othello, Romeo, Juliet, and the other vibrantly flawed personages he introduced to the ...
  
  











  



  
Ray Bradbury (Bloom's Modern Critical Views)

Blooms Literary Criticism, 2010

The author of Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles is among the best-known science fiction and fantasy writers today. His works explore the nature, implication, and limits of the human, in both terrestrial and extraterrestrial realms. Readers will find useful critical commentary on Bradbury's work in this new edition in the Bloom's Modern Critical Views series. Also featured are an introductory essay by master scholar Harold Bloom, an index ...
  
  











  








   



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