"Personality, in our sense, is a Shakespearean invention, and is not only Shakespeare's greatest originality but also the authentic cause of his perpetual pervasiveness."

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Do you think Shakespeare invented the human as we know it today?
"Personality, in our sense, is a Shakespearean invention, and is not only Shakespeare's greatest originality but also the authentic cause of his perpetual pervasiveness."

A link to Harold Bloom's book "Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human"
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9 yrs ago - Saturday 11/1/08 - 8:15:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
I love Shakespeare but.......wtf
9 yrs ago - Saturday 11/1/08 - 10:18:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
umm...cool...Sounds convincing but no.
9 yrs ago - Sunday 11/2/08 - 5:15:04 AM EST (GMT-5)
nahh
9 yrs ago - Sunday 11/2/08 - 6:57:46 AM EST (GMT-5)
I find it hard to believe
9 yrs ago - Sunday 11/2/08 - 7:14:10 AM EST (GMT-5)
How eurocentric...
9 yrs ago - Sunday 11/2/08 - 4:29:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
....uhh could you repeat the question?
9 yrs ago - Sunday 11/2/08 - 6:57:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah right
9 yrs ago - Monday 11/3/08 - 11:08:27 AM EST (GMT-5)
didnt god do that?....
9 yrs ago - Thursday 11/6/08 - 10:05:12 AM EST (GMT-5)
I think he helped us on the way to accepting human beings have flaws, but I can't see that he 'invented' our modern conception of the human.



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