Novelists and Novels

Novelists and Novels : A Collection of Critical Essays

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Harold Bloom is America's most esteemed literary critic and one of the greatest critical minds of our time. Gathered here are his writings on the indispensable novels and novelists in the Western tradition. ""Novelists and Novels"" contains the best of Bloom's writing on the greatest novels and novelists of our time - from Daniel Defoe to Philip Roth, from Charles Dickens to Amy Tan. In addition to critical essays by Bloom, this compelling book features his overview of the genre and thoughts on its development, as well as genre-specific bibliographic information with suggestions for further reading on the topic. Bloom's brilliant insights and lively discourse serve not only to illuminate, but also to inspire readers to turn again to some of the finest works of literature ever written. The novelists profiled include: Jane Austen; Miguel de Cervantes; Daniel Defoe; Don DeLillo; Charles Dickens; George Eliot; Ralph Ellison; William Faulkner; Nathaniel Hawthorne; Ernest Hemingway; James Joyce; Franz Kafka; Toni Morrison; John Steinbeck; Leo Tolstoy; Mark Twain; Edith Wharton; and more.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 154.94 x 233.68 x 38.1mm | 861.82g
  • Broomall, United States
  • English
  • index, further reading
  • 0791097277
  • 9780791097274
  • 529,514

About Prof. Harold Bloom

Harold Bloom is Sterling Professor of the Humanities at Yale University. He is the author of 30 books, including Shelley's Mythmaking, The Visionary Company, Blake's Apocalypse, A Map of Misreading, The American Religion, and The Western Canon. His most recent books include Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human, a 1998 National Book Award finalist; How to Read and Why; Hamlet: Poem Unlimited; and Jesus and Yahweh: The Names Divine. In 1999, Professor Bloom received the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for Criticism. He has also received the International Prize of Catalonia, the Alfonso Reyes Prize of Mexico, and the Hans Christian Andersen Bicentennial Prize of Denmark.
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