Harold Bloom: Shakespeare, Strangeness, and Meaning

Complete video available for free at http://fora.tv/2012/03/26/Harold_Bloom_Criticism_and_Self-Influence_Part_2

Renowned literary critic Harold Bloom discusses Shakespeare’s impact on the English language. He argues that “strangeness” is the key to poetry, and concludes by pondering how some of Shakespeare’s most memorable characters contribute to “a strange newness in meaning.”



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