Margaret Atwood by Harold Bloom
(Bloom's Modern Critical Views)

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This Canadian novelist and poet is among the most acclaimed writers today. Atwood's best-known novel, "The Handmaid's Tale", depicts one woman's struggle to survive in a futuristic society in which women have become property. This new collection of critical essays is enhanced by a chronology, bibliography, and notes on the contributors, as well as an introductory essay by noted literary scholar Harold Bloom.

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Harold Bloom was born on July 11, 1930 in New York City. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Cornell in 1951 and his Doctorate from Yale in 1955. After graduating from Yale, Bloom remained there as a teacher, and was made Sterling Professor of Humanities in 1983. Bloom's theories have changed the way that critics think of literary tradition and has also focused his attentions on history and the Bible. He has written over twenty books and edited countless others. He is one of the most famous critics in the world and considered an expert in many fields. In 2010 he became a founding patron of Ralston College, a new institution in Savannah, Georgia, that focuses on primary texts. His works include Fallen Angels, Till I End My Song: A Gathering of Last Poems, Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life and The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of The King James Bible.
Published October 31, 2008 by Chelsea House Pub (L). 204 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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