As announced earlier this month, Infobase’s award-winning Bloom’s Literature will be relaunched at the end of the summer. Along with a dynamic new design and exciting new features, we’re excited to announce that the new and improved Bloom’s Literature will feature the largest addition of new content in the history of the database!
Highlights of the Outstanding New Content You’ll Find in the New Bloom’s Literature:
The full text of 195 Infobase books, all new to the product, including:
- New collections of important literary-critical essays on contemporary writers, such as Bloom’s Modern Critical Views: Jonathan Franzen, Bloom’s Modern Critical Views: George Saunders, and Bloom’s Modern Critical Views: Zadie Smith.
- New collections of critical essays on classic writers and works, such as Bloom’s Modern Critical Views: Harper Lee, Bloom’s Modern Critical Views: Dylan Thomas, Bloom’s Modern Critical Views: Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Bloom’s Modern Critical Interpretations: A Christmas Carol, Bloom’s Modern Critical Interpretations: Les Misérables, and Bloom’s Modern Critical Interpretations: The Time Machine.
- Our three-volume Backgrounds to Shakespeare set, consisting of Shakespeare’s Life, Literature and the Theater in Shakespeare’s Day, and Culture and Society in Shakespeare’s Day.
More than 200 additional full-length videos, including:
- Classic BBC multi-part adaptations of great literary works, such as Emma (six parts, starring Doran Godwin and John Carson), Wuthering Heights (five parts, starring Kay Adshead and Ken Hutchison), and Little Dorrit (eight parts, starring Claire Foy and Tom Courtenay).
- Classic feature film adaptations of great literary works, such as Of Mice and Men (starring Lon Chaney Jr. and Burgess Meredith), An Enemy of the People (directed by Satyajit Ray), and Solaris (directed by Andrei Tarkovsky).
- Classic televised interviews with great authors, such as W. H. Auden, Robert Lowell, Sam Shepard, and Eudora Welty.
More than 5,000 new images, including facsimiles of original manuscripts, illustrations of great works of literature, and author portraits. Examples include:
- A facsimile of a page added to the play Sir Thomas More, with handwriting believed to be Shakespeare’s.
- Full-color illustrations of classic literary works by such famous artists as Eugène Delacroix, William Blake, J. M. W. Turner, and more.
- Archival portraits of classic stage productions, including 19th-century productions of Shakespeare.
- Feature film and modern stage photos of great performances of dramatic literary works.
The texts of hundreds of classic literary works, including:
- A new Literary Classics eBook shelf containing the full contents of 800+ classic works—ranging from poetry and plays and philosophical writings to novels and narrative nonfiction and more—selected from Bloom’s Literary Canon.
- The full, searchable text of all of Shakespeare’s plays, now conveniently located in the new Shakespeare Center along with analysis of key passages, critical articles, detailed synopses, in-depth character studies, difficulties of the plays, “The Play Today,” full-length performance videos, images and illustrations, “How to Write about” articles, discussion questions, and more.
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