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Shakespeare's poems and sonnets
Bloom, Harold.
Publication Information:
Broomall, PA : Chelsea House Publishers, [1999]

Physical Description:
112 pages ; 24 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Sonnet 19 -- Sonnet 53 -- Sonnet 55 -- Sonnet 87 -- Sonnet 94 -- Sonnet 116 -- Sonnet 129 -- The Phoenix and Turtle -- The Rape of Lucrece -- Venus and Adonis.
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This guide provides an introduction to a critical analysis of Shakespeare''s poems. It features a few poems, offering a variety of viewpoints by different critics on the important aspects of each work and an analysis of the texts'

Author Notes

Harold Bloom was born on July 11, 1930 in New York City. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Cornell in 1951 and his Doctorate from Yale in 1955.

After graduating from Yale, Bloom remained there as a teacher, and was made Sterling Professor of Humanities in 1983. Bloom's theories have changed the way that critics think of literary tradition and has also focused his attentions on history and the Bible. He has written over twenty books and edited countless others. He is one of the most famous critics in the world and considered an expert in many fields. In 2010 he became a founding patron of Ralston College, a new institution in Savannah, Georgia, that focuses on primary texts.

His works include Fallen Angels, Till I End My Song: A Gathering of Last Poems, Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life and The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of The King James Bible.

(Bowker Author Biography)



Bloom asserts that it is commonplace to suggest that the strongest of Shakespeare's sonnets and his The Phoenix and the Turtle are among the best shorter poems in the English language. These works are studied along with The Rape of Lucrete and Venus and Adonis. Excerpted from Shakespeare's Poems and Sonnets by Harold Bloom All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.