Title: Hamlet: Poem Unlimited
Publisher: Riverhead Books, New York, New York, U.S.A.
Publication Date: 2003
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition.
Fine/Fine unread copy protected by Archival Brodart Cover. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 001326
Synopsis: IN HIS NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER SHAKESPEARE: THE INVENTION OF THE HUMAN, HAROLD BLOOM SHOWED US HOW SHAKESPEARE SHAPED HUMAN CONSCIOUSNESS AND ADDRESSED THE QUESTION OF AUTHORSHIP IN HAMLET. IN HAMLET: POEM UNLIMITED, OUR MOST CELEBRATED CRITIC TURNS HIS ATTENTION TO A READING OF THE PLAY ITSELF AND TO SHAKESPEARE S MOST ENIGMATIC AND MEMORABLE CHARACTER. HAMLET: POEM UNLIMITED IS BLOOM S ATTEMPT TO UNCOVER THE MYSTERY OF BOTH PRINCE HAMLET AND THE PLAY ITSELF, HOW BOTH PRINCE AND DRAMA ARE ABLE TO BREAK THROUGH THE CONVENTIONS OF THEATRICAL MIMESIS AND THE REPRESENTATION OF CHARACTER, MAKING US QUESTION THE VERY NATURE OF THEATRICAL ILLUSION. IN TWENTY-FIVE BRIEF CHAPTERS, BLOOM TAKES US THROUGH THE MAJOR SOLILOQUIES, SCENES, CHARACTERS, AND ACTION OF THE PLAY, TO EXPLORE THE ENIGMA AT THE HEART OF THE DRAMA, THAT IS CENTRAL TO ITS UNIVERSAL APPEAL. EVERY READER OF SHAKESPEARE WILL DELIGHT IN THIS STEP-BY-STEP ANALYSIS BY OUR MOST BELOVED CRITIC.
In the bestselling Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human, Harold Bloom showed us how Shakespeare shaped human consciousness, and addressed the question of authorship in Hamlet. In Hamlet: Poem Unlimited, America's most celebrated critic turns his attention to a reading of the play itself and to Shakespeare's most enigmatic and memorable character.
This is Bloom's attempt to uncover the mystery of both Prince Hamlet and the play, how both prince and drama are able to break through the conventions of theatrical mimesis and the representation of character, making us question the very nature of theatrical illusion.
Hamlet: Poem Unlimited is a hugely insightful and yet highly accessible exploration of Shakespeare's crowning achievement by a critic who is seen by many as his greatest living champion.
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