Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Christy Desmet, Robert Sawyer
      Pages 1-16
  3. Bardolatry/Bardography

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Jay L. Halio
      Pages 19-26
    3. Terence Hawkes
      Pages 27-31
    4. Gary Taylor
      Pages 43-63
    5. Hugh Kenner
      Pages 65-67
  4. Reading and Writing Shakespearean Character

  5. Anxieties of Influence

  6. Shakespeare as Cultural Capital

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 269-292

About this book


Harold Bloom's Shakespeare examines the sources and impact of Bloom's Shakespearean criticism. Through focused and sustained study of this writer and his best-selling book, this collection of essays addresses a wide range of issues pertinent to both general readers and university classes: the cultural role of Shakespeare and of a new secular humanism addressed to general readers and audiences; the author as literary origin; the persistence of character as a category of literary appreciation; and the influence of Shakespeare within the Anglo-American educational system. Together, the essays reflect on the ethics of literary theory and criticism.


English literature King Lear William Shakespeare

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2001
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4039-6906-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-03641-4
  • Buy this book on publisher's site