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Cleopatra

I Am Fire and Air

Harold Bloom (View Bio)
Hardcover: Scribner, 2017.

Cleopatra

Cleopatra: I Am Fire and Air is the second in a sequence of five brief volumes, “Shakespeare’s Personalities.”  The first was Falstaff: Give Me Life and the others are King Lear: The Great Image of Authority, April 2018; Iago: Nothing If Not Critical, Oct. 2018; Macbeth: A Dagger of the Mind, April 2019.

Harold Bloom starts fresh with five of Shakespeare’s personalities endless to meditation, extending an open hand to readers who desire to find themselves in Shakespeare and Shakespeare in themselves. The reader and playgoer will gain an intensified awareness of the reality of great selves that differ from us only in vividness and sheer amplitude of being.