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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.
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
William Golding's Lord of the Flies (Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations)

Blooms Literary Criticism, 2008

In this adventure story about a group of schoolboys stranded on a deserted island, William Golding explores the dark side of humanity and the savagery that surfaces when social structure is broken down, and rules, ideals, and values are lost. New critical essays on "Lord of the Flies" are supplemented by a chronology of the author's life, a bibliography, and notes about the essay contributors.
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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.
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
Alex Haley's the Autobiography of Malcolm X (Bloom's Guides)

Blooms Literary Criticism, 2008

First appearing in 1965, "The Autobiography of Malcolm X" has proved an enduring and much-discussed publication for its frank portrait of the rise of one of America's most important black activists. Taken from thousands of hours of conversations with Malcolm X in the 1960s, the book offers a candid look at Malcolm X's education that was eventually completed on the street, in prison, and under the tutelage of Muslim mentors and spiritual leaders. ...
  
  











  



  
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.
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
The Trickster (Bloom's Literary Themes)

Blooms Literary Criticism, 2010

The trickster, a character that tests the taboos of a society, is rooted in the Native American literary tradition. However, writers the world over have used this knavish character to great effect in works such as "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn", "Hamlet", "Love Medicine', and many other works frequently studied by high school students. Featuring original essays and excerpts from previously published critical analyses, each book in the new ...
  
  











  



  
Civil Disobedience (Bloom's Literary Themes)

Blooms Literary Criticism, 2010

The role of civil disobedience, the act of defying society for the greater good, has been a theme of many famous and often controversial literary works. This volume explores the role of civil disobedience in 1984, Antigone, The Crucible, Fahrenheit 451, the speeches of Malcolm X, and many more works.. Featuring original essays and excerpts from previously published critical analyses, this addition to the Bloom's Literary Themes series gives ...
  
  











  



  
John Milton (Bloom's Classic Critical Views)

Blooms Literary Criticism, 2010

The poetry of John Milton reflects Milton's intellectual and practical involvement with the daily problems of liberty and authority, and ensures its resonance with modern-day audiences. This volume includes an introduction by Professor Harold Bloom, an extensive biography of Milton and a critical analysis of his work.
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
Death and Dying (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.
  
  











  



  
The Labyrinth (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.
  
  











  



  
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'.
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  








   



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