Cleopatra

I Am Fire and Air
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Product Number: Z100109187
Released: Nov 20, 2018
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ISBN: #9781684416790
Narrator/s: Simon Vance
Publisher: Highbridge Company
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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. She is the lover of Marc Antony, defender of Egypt, and, perhaps most enduringly, a champion of life. Cleopatra is supremely vexing, tragic, and complex. She has fascinated readers and audiences for centuries and has been played by the greatest actresses of their time, from Elizabeth Taylor to Vivien Leigh to Janet Suzman to Judi Dench. Award-winning writer and beloved professor Harold Bloom writes about Cleopatra with wisdom, joy, exuberance, and compassion. 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. The book becomes an extraordinarily moving argument for literature as a path to and a measure of our own humanity. Bloom is mesmerizing in the classroom, wrestling with the often tragic choices Shakespeare's characters make. With Cleopatra, he delivers exhilarating clarity and invites us to look at this character as a flawed human who might be living in our world. The result is an invaluable resource from our greatest literary critic.

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Author(s): Harold Bloom
Series: Shakespeare's Personalities Series No: 2
Original Publish Date: Nov 20, 2018

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Author(s): Harold Bloom
Narrator(s): Simon Vance
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Released: Nov 01, 2018
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Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781684416783
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Author(s): Harold Bloom
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Released: Oct 10, 2017
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Publisher: Scribner
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