SHAKESPEARE; The Invention of the Human. Author Harold Bloom is Sterling Professor of Humanities at Yale University. This preeminent literary critic leads us through a comprehensive reading of every one of Shakespeare's plays, illuminating each work with warmth, wit and insight. At the same time, Bloom presents one of the boldest theses of Shakespearean scholarship--that Shakespeare not only reinvented the English language, but also created human nature as we know it today. 745 pp. Paper edition.