"Shakespeare criticism that's big, alive, towering, deep, passionate—in an age that so industriously miniaturizes and demeans its literature."
Bloom says that in Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human
(1998), other matters kept him from saying "most of what [he] thought and felt" about Hamlet
. A lucky thing, since now the great-hearted critic offers this
little gem—deftly snatching Hamlet
away from its legions of minor readers and reclaiming it for its major ones.
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