In literature, the theme of alienation is frequently represented through characters that are psychologically isolated from society. This volume contains 19 essays that explore the role of alienation in such works as 'The Bell Jar', 'Brave New World', 'Waiting for Godot', 'The Iliad', and many others. Featuring original essays and excerpts from previously published critical analyses, this addition to the Bloom's Literary Themes series gives students valuable insight into the title's subject theme.
CONTENTS Series Introduction by Harold Bloom: Themes and Metaphors Volume Introduction by Harold Bloom - "Bartleby, the Scrivener" (Herman Melville) - The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath) - Black Boy (Richard Wright) - Brave New World (Aldous Huxley) - The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger) - The Chosen (Chaim Potok) - Dubliners (James Joyce) - Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury) - Hamlet (William Shakespeare) - The Iliad (Homer) - Invisible Man (Ralph Ellison) - Mrs. Dalloway (Virginia Woolf) - Notes from Underground (Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky) - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Ken Kesey) - The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Robert Louis Stevenson) - The Stranger and The Myth of Sisyphus (Albert Camus) - The Trial (Franz Kafka) - Waiting for Godot (Samuel Beckett) - The Waste Land (Thomas Stearns Eliot) - "Young Goodman Brown" (Nathaniel Hawthorne) Acknowledgments Index