Shakespeare's Tragedies by Harold Bloom
(Bloom's Major Dramatists)

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- History's greatest playwrights are covered in one set- Expert analyses by Harold Bloom and other notable critics- Ideal for class use- A must for all serious students of literature- Edited by an award-winning writer/educatorEach Volume, Covering Three To Five Plays, Includes: - User's guide- Editor's note and introduction by Harold Bloom- A comprehensive biography of the playwright- Detailed plot summaries of each play- Extracts from important critical essays that examine important aspects of each work- A complete bibliography of the writer's plays- A list of critical works about the playwright and his works- An index of themes and ideas covered in the plays
 

About 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 September 1, 1999 by Chelsea House Publications. 118 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction