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Bloom's literary themes. The trickster /
edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom ; volume editor, Blake Hobby.
imprint
New York : Bloom's Literary Criticism, c2010.
description
xvi, 253 p. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
1604134453, 9781604134452 (hc : alk. paper)
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imprint
New York : Bloom's Literary Criticism, c2010.
isbn
1604134453
9781604134452 (hc : alk. paper)
contents note
The adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain): "The trickster tricked: Huck comes out of the fog in Mark Twain's The adventures of Huckleberry Finn" / by Robert C. Evans -- The works of Sherman Alexie: "Futuristic hip Indian: Alexie" / by Kenneth Lincoln -- The confidence-man: His masquerade (Herman Melville): "The confidence-man: The con-man as hero" / by Paul Brodtkorb, Jr. -- Decameron (Giovanni Boccaccio): "Games of laughter" / by Giuseppe Mazzotta -- The novels of William Golding: "The Prometheus myth in the novels of William Golding" / by Sohana Manzoor -- Hamlet (William Shakespeare): "The grave diggers in 'Hamlet'" / by Frederick Warde -- House made of dawn (N. Scott Momaday): "The trickster discourse of House made of dawn" / by Susan R. Bowers -- "A hunger artist" (Franz Kafka): "Making the incomprehensible incomprehensible: The trickery of Kafka's 'A hunger artist" / by John Becker -- A midsummer night's dream (William Shakespeare): "'This sport well carried shall be chronicled': Puck as trickster in Shakespeare's A midsummer night's dream" / by Robert C. Evans -- Odyssey (Homer): "A general view of the epic poem, and of the Iliad and Odyssey" / by René Le Bossu -- On the road (Jack Kerouac): "Faith on the run" / by Gary Lindberg -- Orlando (Virginia Woolf): With Orlando in Wonderland" / by Rossitsa Artemis -- Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead (Tom Stoppard): "Tom Stoppard as trickster in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead" / by Daniel K. Jernigan -- Tar baby (Toni Morrison) and Praisesong for the widow (Paule Marshall): "The journey as crossing" / by Alma Jean Billingslea-Brown -- The tempest (William Shakespeare): "The tempest and A midsummer night's dream" / by Hermann Ulrici -- A thousand and one nights: "Seven times a trickster: The tale of Sindbad" / by Monique Dascha Inciarte -- Uncle Remus (Joel Chandler Harris): "Tricksters in Uncle Remus: his songs and sayings" / by Robert C. Evans -- "The wife of Bath's tale" (Geoffrey Chaucer): "Transforming the trickster in Chaucer's Wife of Bath's tale" / by Dean Swinford.
catalogue key
7658908
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Harold Bloom is Sterling Professor of the Humanities at Yale University. He is the author of 30 books, including Shelley's Mythmaking (1959), The Visionary Company (1961), Blake's Apocalypse (1963), Yeats (1970), A Map of Misreading (1975), Kabbalah and Criticism (1975), Agon: Toward a Theory of Revisionism (1982), The American Religion (1992), The Western Canon (1994), and Omens of Millennium: The Gnosis of Angels, Dreams, and Resurrection (1996). The Anxiety of Influence (1973) sets forth Professor Bloom's provocative theory of the literary relationships between the great writers and their predecessors. His most recent books include Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human (1998), a 1998 National Book Award finalist; How to Read and Why (2000); Genius: A Mosaic of One Hundred Exemplary Creative Minds (2002); Hamlet: Poem Unlimited (2003); Where Shall Wisdom Be Found? (2004); and Jesus and Yahweh: The Names Divine (2005). In 1999, Professor Bloom received the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for Criticism. He has also received the International Prize of Catalonia, the Alfonso Reyes Prize of Mexico, and the Hans Christian Andersen Bicentennial Prize of Denmark.
First Chapter
The trickster, whether in the form of a benign practical joker or a malevolent charlatan, has been a popular literary character for centuries. This volume examines the role of the trickster in works such as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, A Midsummer Night's Dream, On the Road, The Wife of Bath's Tale, and many other works frequently studied by high school students.
Featuring original essays and excerpts from previously published critical analyses, this addition to the Bloom's Literary Themes series gives students valuable insight into the title's subject theme.
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Summaries
Main Description
- Original essays and excerpts from published critical analyses that discuss the role of the title theme in various works- An index for easy reference- Two introductory essays by Harold Bloom.
Main Description
The great literary themes reappear continually throughout the world's literature. Bloom's Literary Themes is a new series that examines these themes as they function in classic literary works, from the Bible to the novels of Toni Morrison and Philip Roth.
Main Description
The trickster, whether in the form of a benign practical joker or an evil charlatan, has been a popular literary character for centuries. This volume examines the role of the trickster in works such as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Hamlet, Love Medicine, and many other works frequently studied by high school students.
Table of Contents
Series Introductionp. xi
Volume Introductionp. xv
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finnp. 1
The Works of Sherman Alexie: "Futuristic Hip Indian: Alexie"p. 9
The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade (Herman Melville): "The Confidence-Man: The Con-Man as Hero"p. 19
Decameron (Giovanni Boccaccio): "Games of Laughter"p. 37
The Novels of William Golding: "The Prometheus Myth in the Novels of William Golding"p. 63
Hamlet (William Shakespeare): "The Grave Diggers in 'Hamlet'"p. 77
House Made of Dawn (N. Scott Momaday): "The Trickster Discourse of House Made of Dawn"p. 89
"A Hunger Artist" (Franz Kafka): "Making the Incomprehensible Incomprehensible: The Trickery of Kafka's 'A Hunger Artist'"p. 101
A Midsummer Night's Dream (William Shakespeare): "'This Sport Well Carried Shall Be Chronicled': Puck as Trickster in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream"p. 109
Odyssey (Homer): "A General View of the Epic Poem, and of the Iliad and Odyssey"p. 121
On the Road (Jack Kerouac): "Faith on the Run"p. 137
Orlando (Virginia Woolf): "With Orlando in Wonderland"p. 151
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (Tom Stoppard): "Tom Stoppard as Trickster in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead"p. 159
Tar Baby (Toni Morrison) and Praisesong for the Widow (Paule Marshall): "The Journey as Crossing"p. 169
The Tempest (William Shakespeare): "The Tempest and A Midsummer Night's Dream"p. 187
A Thousand and One Nights: "Seven Times a Trickster: The Tale of Sindbad" Inciartep. 209
Uncle Remus (Joel Chandler Harris): "Tricksters in Uncle Remus: His Songs and Sayings"p. 219
"The Wife of Bath's Tale" (Geoffrey Chaucer): "Transforming the Trickster in Chaucer's Wife of Bath's Tale"p. 229
Acknowledgmentsp. 241
Indexp. 243
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