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Hobby, Blake

Overview
Works: 22 works in 115 publications in 1 language and 10,224 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Encyclopedias  Black humor 
Roles: Editor, Other, Author
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Most widely held works by Blake Hobby
The American dream( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the role of the theme of the American dream in great works of literature such as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Death of a Salesman, The Great Gatsby, and many others
The hero's journey( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the literary theme of the hero's journey in twenty essays covering works by authors as varied as Virgil and Maxine Hong Kingston
Alienation( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains twenty critical essays that explore themes of alienation in various works, such as Melville's "Bartleby, the Scrivener," Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451," Woolf's "Mrs. Dalloway," and others
The grotesque( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains twenty critical essays that explore themes of the grotesque in various works, such as Voltaire's "Candide," Shelley's "Frankenstein," "Gogol's "The Overcoat," and Kafka's "The Metamorphosis."
Death and dying( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some of the greatest works of literature have wrestled with the task of illuminating the human experience of death. This new title discusses the role of death and dying in works such as Beloved, A Farewell to Arms, Lord of the Flies, Paradise Lost, and many others. Featuring approximately 20 essays, Death and Dying provides valuable insights on this recurring theme in literature
Rebirth and renewal by Harold Bloom( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains twenty critical essays that explore themes of rebirth and renewal in various works, such as Conrad's "Heart of Darkness," Shakespeare's "The Tempest," and Dostoevsky's "Crime and Punishment."
Bloom's literary themes( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There are few subjects that causes more controversy in literature than civil disobedience and these are explore here in works by some of history's most storied authors
Human sexuality( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the role of human sexuality in literary works, such as, Lolita, Madame Bovary, Oedipus Rex, and Sons and lovers
The labyrinth( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of nineteen critical essays that explore the role of the labyrinth in various works of literature, including "The Garden of Forking Paths," "Metamorphoses," "Ulysses," and others
Bloom's literary themes by Harold Bloom( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many cultures have stories about beings that are sometimes malevolent and other times whimsical
Bloom's literary themes by Harold Bloom( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A literary expose' exploring the writings about slavery
Bloom's literary themes( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces humor in literature and the literary devices used to create it while explaining the importance of satirical wit
Sin and redemption( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of essays about the themes of sin and redemption found in many of the great novels in literature. Includes chapter notes and an index
Bloom's literary themes( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of twenty essays that discuss the role of the taboo in classic works focusing on social mores that were broken such as violence, drug use, sex, or religion. Includes an index
Exploration and colonization( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty essays examine the themes of exploration and colonization in literature, including works such as "The Iliad" and "Things Fall Apart."
The sublime by Harold Bloom( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of eighteen essays that discuss the role of the sublime in classic works and depicts that sense of awe evoked in literature in response to nature or great works of art. Includes an index
Bloom's literary themes by Harold Bloom( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The role of civil disobedience, the act of defying society for the greater good, has been a theme of many famous and often controversial literary works. This volume explores the role of civil disobedience in 1984, Antigone, The Crucible, Fahrenheit 451, the speeches of Malcolm X, and many more works
The taboo by Harold Bloom( )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an examination of the use of the taboo in classic literary works
Bloom's Literary Themes : the Sublime( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Student's encyclopedia of great American writers( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A five volume set that features more than 180 entries on some of the greatest writers in American literature, including John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Paine, and more
 
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The American dream
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English (110)

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The hero's journeyAlienationThe grotesqueDeath and dyingRebirth and renewalBloom's literary themesHuman sexualityThe labyrinth