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    • 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 3
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    Falstaff is both a comic and tragic central protagonist in Shakespeare's three Henry plays. He is companion to Prince Hal (the future Henry V), who loves him, goads him, teases him, indulges his vast appetites, and commits all sorts of mischief with him. Award-winning author and esteemed professor Harold Bloom examines Falstaff with the deepest compassion and sympathy and also with unerring wisdom. He uses the relationship between Falstaff and Hal to explore the devastation of severed bonds and the heartbreak of betrayal.  

    Regular price: $13.99

    • How To Read and Why

    • By: Harold Bloom
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 83
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      4 out of 5 stars 55
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    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. He has written more than 20 books of literary criticism. From a lifetime of writing and teaching about literature, this great scholar exhorts readers to consider the pleasures and benefits of reading well.

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

    • By Barbara on 10-01-12

    Regular price: $29.37

    • The Western Canon

    • The Books and School of the Ages
    • By: Harold Bloom
    • Narrated by: James Armstrong
    • Length: 22 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 163
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      4 out of 5 stars 77
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    Harold Bloom explores our Western literary tradition by concentrating on the works of twenty-six authors central to the Canon. He argues against ideology in literary criticism; he laments the loss of intellectual and aesthetic standards; he deplores multiculturalism, Marxism, feminism, neoconservatism, Afrocentrism, and the New Historicism.
    Insisting instead upon "the autonomy of aesthetic," Bloom places Shakespeare at the center of the Western Canon.....

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

    • By Steffen on 07-23-12

    Regular price: $28.32

    • The Modern Scholar

    • Shakespeare: The Seven Major Tragedies
    • By: Professor Harold Bloom
    • Narrated by: Professor Harold Bloom
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 89
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      4 out of 5 stars 71
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 69

    Shakespeare's seven great tragedies contain unmistakable elements that set them apart from any other plays ever written. In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare embodied in the character of Juliet the world's most impressive representation ever of a woman in love. With Julius Caesar, the great playwright produced a drama of astonishing and perpetual relevance.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Epic Disappointment

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-13-17

    Regular price: $49.95

    • The Ornament of the World

    • How Muslims, Jews, and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain
    • By: Maria Rosa Menocal, Harold Bloom - foreword
    • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
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    Widely hailed as a revelation of a "lost" golden age, this history brings to vivid life the rich and thriving culture of medieval Spain, where, for more than seven centuries, Muslims, Jews, and Christians lived together in an atmosphere of tolerance, and literature, science, and the arts flourished.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Book

    • By Zahid Ahmad on 08-14-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • 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 10
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Harold Bloom surveys with majestic view the literature of the West from the Old Testament to Samuel Beckett. He provocatively rereads the Yahwist (or "J") writer, Jeremiah, Job, Jonah, the Illiad, the Aeneid, Dante's Divine Comedy, Hamlet, King Lear, Othello, the Henry IV plays, Paradise Lost, Blake's Milton, Wordsworth's Prelude, and works by Freud, Kafka, and Beckett.

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

    • By Benjamin Myers on 03-31-17

    Regular price: $22.00

    • Living with Shakespeare

    • Essays by Writers, Actors, and Directors
    • By: Susannah Carson (editor), Harold Bloom (foreword)
    • Narrated by: Michael McConnahie, Simon Prebble, Napoleon Ryan, and others
    • Length: 16 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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    Why Shakespeare? What explains our continued fascination with his poems and plays? In Living with Shakespeare, Susannah Carson invites 40 actors, directors, scholars, and writers to reflect on why his work is still such a vital part of our culture.

    Regular price: $29.95