Mark Twain by Harold Bloom
(Bloom's Classic Critical Views)

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Born Samuel Langhorne Clemens, the novelist, humorist, journalist, and orator who came to be known as Mark Twain was renowned for his wit, wisdom, and keen social commentary. He remains not only one of the most quoted and widely read American authors, and his life and work continue to generate biographical and critical interest today. This new volume in the "Bloom's Classic Critical Views" series presents historical essays from the 19th and early 20th century about this American novelist.
 

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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 (T). 464 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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