By Harold Bloom
Cleopatra is without doubt one of the most famed ladies in history—and due to Shakespeare, some of the most exciting personalities in literature. She is lover of Marc Antony, defender of Egypt, and, maybe so much enduringly, a champion of existence. Cleopatra is supremely vexing, tragic, and complicated. She has interested readers and audiences for hundreds of years and has been performed by way of the best actresses in their time, from Elizabeth Taylor to Vivien Leigh to Janet Suzman to Judi Dench.
Award-winning author and liked professor Harold Bloom writes approximately Cleopatra with knowledge, pleasure, exuberance, and compassion. He additionally explores his personal own dating to the nature: simply as we come across one Anna Karenina or Jay Gatsby after we are in highschool and faculty and one other after we are adults, Bloom explains his moving realizing of Cleopatra over the process his personal lifetime. The publication turns into an awfully relocating argument for literature as a route to and a degree of our personal humanity.
Bloom is enthralling within the school room, wrestling with the customarily tragic offerings Shakespeare’s characters make. With Cleopatra, he offers exhilarating readability and invitations us to examine this personality as a improper human who will be residing in our global. the result's a useful source from our best literary critic.
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Cleopatra: I Am Fire and Air (Shakespeare's Personalities) by Harold Bloom