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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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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'.
  
  











  



  
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.
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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.
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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.
  
  











  



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

Blooms Literary Criticism, 2010

Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, part of Chelsea House Publishers' Bloom's Guides collection, presents concise critical excerpts from I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings to provide a scholarly overview of the work. This comprehensive study guide also features "The Story Behind the Story," which details the conditions under which I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings was written. This title also includes a short biography on Maya Angelou ...
  
  











  



  
Night (Bloom's Guides)

Blooms Literary Criticism, 2009

"Night", a memoir by concentration camp survivor and Nobel Peace Prize - winner Elie Wiesel, is a key work of Holocaust literature. It bears witness to the horrors endured by a teenage boy whose freedom and family are forcibly wrested from him. This new study guide to Wiesel's moving story also features an annotated bibliography, a listing of other works by the author, and an introduction by literary scholar Harold Bloom.
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



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

Blooms Literary Criticism, 2009

- 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 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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
Bloom's How to Write about Shakespeare's Romances (Bloom's How to Write about Literature)
Suanna H. Davis

Blooms Literary Criticism, 2010

The Tempest, The Winter's Tale, Measure for Measure, and All's Well That Ends Well have fascinated scholars for centuries for, among other aspects, the ways they resist an obvious genre classification. While these stories of love and familial recognition bear elements of romantic conflict, Shakespeare integrated aspects of the comedic and tragic as well in these complex works. Bloom's How to Write about Shakespeare's Romances preps readers for ...
  
  











  








   



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