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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 ...
  
  











  



  
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.
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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'.
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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.
  
  











  



  
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.
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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.
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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.
  
  











  



  
John Milton (Bloom's Classic Critical Views)

Blooms Literary Criticism, 2010

Esteemed literary critic Harold Bloom calls John Milton the greatest poet of the 17th century and the most powerful in the language after Shakespeare and Chaucer. Milton remains a radical example of the influence of an exemplary mind upon itself. Written just after the Restoration period in England, Milton's blank-verse epic, Paradise Lost, dramatized humankind's "fortunate fall" from grace and earned him a permanent place in the canon. This new ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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.
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  








   



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