Harold Bloom
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Harold Bloom

Harold Bloom is a Sterling Professor of Humanities at Yale University and a former Charles Eliot Norton Professor at Harvard. His more than thirty books include The Best Poems of the English Language, The Art of Reading Poetry, and The Book of J. He is a MacArthur Prize Fellow, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the recipient of many awards and honorary degrees, including the Academy's Gold Medal for Belles Lettres and Criticism, the International Prize of Catalonia, and the Alfonso Reyes Prize of Mexico.

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    • Possessed by Memory

    • The Inward Light of Criticism
    • By: Harold Bloom
    • Narrated by: Stephen Mendel
    • Length: 16 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 6

     In arguably his most personal and lasting work, America's most daringly original and controversial critic gives us brief, luminous readings of more than 80 texts by canonical authors - texts he has had by heart since childhood. 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Too much information

    • By Elliott on 05-07-19

    Regular price: $38.50

    • The Western Canon

    • The Books and School of the Ages
    • By: Harold Bloom
    • Narrated by: James Armstrong
    • Length: 22 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 171
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84

    Harold Bloom explores our Western literary tradition by concentrating on the works of twenty-six authors central to the Canon...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A personal and opinionated book on the Canon

    • By Steffen on 07-23-12

    Regular price: $39.95

    • How To Read and Why

    • By: Harold Bloom
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 62

    Harold Bloom is Sterling Professor of Humanities at Yale University, Berg Professor of English at New York University, and a former Charles Eliot Norton Professor at Harvard....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Like a review of my graduate English degree

    • By Barbara on 10-01-12

    Regular price: $29.37

    • Macbeth: A Dagger of the Mind

    • By: Harold Bloom
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Macbeth is one of William Shakespeare's more brilliantly populated plays and remains among the most widely read. Award-winning writer and beloved professor Harold Bloom investigates Macbeth's interiority and unthinkable actions with razor-sharp insight, agility, and compassion....

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Falstaff

    • Give Me Life
    • By: Harold Bloom
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Falstaff is both a comic and tragic central protagonist in Shakespeare's three Henry plays. Award-winning author and esteemed professor Harold Bloom examines Falstaff with the deepest compassion and sympathy and also with unerring wisdom....

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Cleopatra: I Am Fire and Air

    • By: Harold Bloom
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Cleopatra is one of the most famous women in history - and thanks to Shakespeare, one of the most intriguing personalities in literature. Award-winning writer and beloved professor Harold Bloom delivers exhilarating clarity and invites us to look at this character as a flawed human who might be living in our world....

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Iago

    • The Strategies of Evil
    • By: Harold Bloom
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    In all of literature, few antagonists have displayed the ruthless cunning and unscrupulous deceit of Iago, the antagonist to Othello....

    • The Strategies of Evil
    • By: Harold Bloom
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
    • Release date: 03-19-19
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 5 ratings

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Lear

    • The Great Image of Authority
    • By: Harold Bloom
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    King Lear is perhaps the most poignant character in literature. The aged, abused monarch is at once the consummate figure of authority and the classic example of the fall from majesty. He is widely agreed to be William Shakespeare's most moving, tragic hero....

    • The Great Image of Authority
    • By: Harold Bloom
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
    • Release date: 01-17-19
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 8 ratings

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Ruin the Sacred Truths

    • Poetry and Belief from the Bible to the Present
    • By: Harold Bloom
    • Narrated by: Mort Crim
    • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Bloom surveys with majestic view the literature of the West from the Old Testament to Samuel Beckett....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not one of Bloom's best

    • By Benjamin Myers on 03-31-17

    Regular price: $22.00

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