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    • Macbeth: A Dagger of the Mind

    • By: Harold Bloom
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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. He also explores his own personal relationship to the character. The book also becomes an extraordinarily moving argument for literature as a path to and a measure of our humanity.

    Regular price: £9.69

    • Lear

    • The Great Image of Authority
    • By: Harold Bloom
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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. Award-winning writer and beloved professor Harold Bloom writes about Lear with wisdom, joy, exuberance, and compassion. He also explores his own personal relationship to the character.

    • The Great Image of Authority
    • By: Harold Bloom
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
    • Release date: 17-01-19
    • 5 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

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    • The Western Canon

    • The Books and School of the Ages
    • By: Harold Bloom
    • Narrated by: James Armstrong
    • Length: 22 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.....

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    • Chapters

    • By Anonymous User on 04-02-19

    Regular price: £36.69

    • Possessed by Memory

    • The Inward Light of Criticism
    • By: Harold Bloom
    • Narrated by: Stephen Mendel
    • Length: 16 hrs and 45 mins
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    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. 

    Regular price: £35.29

    • The Modern Scholar

    • Shakespeare: The Seven Major Tragedies
    • By: Professor Harold Bloom
    • Narrated by: Professor Harold Bloom
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

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    • Bloom offers his singular genius

    • By sin sin minkin on 18-02-19

    Regular price: £48.39

    • Iago

    • The Strategies of Evil
    • By: Harold Bloom
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
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    In all of literature, few antagonists have displayed the ruthless cunning and unscrupulous deceit of Iago, the antagonist to Othello. Often described as Machiavellian, Iago is a fascinating psychological specimen: at once a shrewd expert of the human mind and yet, himself a deeply troubled man.

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    • Falstaff

    • Give Me Life
    • By: Harold Bloom
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.  

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    • 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: 15 hrs and 59 mins
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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.

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    • A treasure-trove of goodies for lovers of Shakespe

    • By Kirstine on 06-08-14

    Regular price: £27.49

    • Cleopatra: I Am Fire and Air

    • By: Harold Bloom
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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. He also explores his own personal relationship to the character: Just as we encounter one Anna Karenina or Jay Gatsby when we are in high school and college and another when we are adults, Bloom explains his shifting understanding of Cleopatra over the course of his own lifetime.

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    • 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
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    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.

    Regular price: £21.29