Oscar Wilde by Harold Bloom
(Bloom's Classic Critical Views)

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Oscar Wilde engages and fascinates his readers with his ability to make use of compatible contraries. Study some of his most important works, including The Importance of Being Earnest and Salome.

This title, Oscar Wilde, part of Chelsea House Publishers’ Modern Critical Views series, examines the major works of Oscar Wilde through full-length critical essays by expert literary critics. In addition, this title features a short biography on Oscar Wilde, a chronology of the author’s life, and an introductory essay written by Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of the Humanities, Yale University.

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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 June 30, 2008 by Chelsea House Pub (T). 176 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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