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Author Bloom, Harold, author.

Title Lear : the great image of authority / Harold Bloom.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Scribner, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction    822.33 T3 BLO    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First Scribner hardcover edition.
Description xi, 160 pages ; 22 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Shakespeare's personalities
Bloom, Harold. Shakespeare's personalities.
Contents Every inch a king -- Meantime we shall express our darker purpose -- Thou, nature, art my goddess -- Now thou art an o without a figure -- O let me not be mad, not mad, sweet heaven! -- Poor Tom / that's something yet: Edgar I nothing am -- O heavens! / if yourselves are old, / make it your cause -- This cold night will turn us all to fools and madmen -- He chided as I fathered. / Tom, away -- He that will think to live till he be old, / give me some help! -- But that thy strange mutations make us hate thee, / life would not yield to age -- Humanity must perforce prey on itself, / like monsters of the deep -- O ruined piece of nature, this great world / shall so wear out to naught -- Thou art a soul in bliss, but I am bound / upon a wheel of fire -- Thou art a soul in bliss, but I am bound / upon a wheel of fire -- Men must endure / their going hence even as their coming hither. / ripeness is all -- The gods are just and of our pleasant vices / make instruments to plague us -- We that are young / shall never see so much, nor live so long.
Summary "King Lear is perhaps the most poignant character in literature. The aged, abused monarch--a man in his eighties, like Harold Bloom himself--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. Harold Bloom explores his own personal relationship to the character."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Lear, King of England (Legendary character)
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Lear.
Kings and rulers in literature.
Other Form: Online version: Bloom, Harold. Lear. First Scribner hardcover edition. New York : Scribner, 2018 9781501164217 (DLC) 2018000054
ISBN 9781501164194 hardcover
1501164198 hardcover

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