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  • Paul Bryant

    The Western Canon The Books and School of the Ages kindle ☆ Paperback ì srlltd The Western Canon The Books and School of the AgesGREAT LESSER KNOWN BOOKS BY WELL KNOWN AUTHORSI think these are probably not in Mr Bloom's book and I want to know why1 Ray Bradbury’s history of British sport Something Wicket This Way Comes2 Charles Dickens novel on the ravages caused by tuberculosis Great Expectorations3 Dostoievski’s biography of George Bush The Idiot I prefer that one to Raymond Chandler’s The Big Creep4 Mary Shelley on the current crisis in cap


  • Lisa

    The Western Canon The Books and School of the Ages kindle ☆ Paperback ì srlltd The Western Canon The Books and School of the AgesThere was an old critic called Harold BloomWho thought Great Literature faced Final DoomHe resented all SchoolsOther than his own FoolsSo killed what he loved and emptied the Room My reading experience after finishing has not changed th


  • Darren

    The Western Canon The Books and School of the Ages kindle ☆ Paperback ì srlltd The Western Canon The Books and School of the AgesThe only spirit in 'Ulysses' is ShakespeareIn conversation with John Dryden Milton once confessed rather too readily that Spenser was his 'Great Original' a remark that I have come to understand as a defense against ShakespeareOedipus I suggest was hauled in by Freud and grafted onto Hamlet largely in order to cover up an obligation to ShakespeareExcept for Shakespeare Chaucer is foremost among writers in the English language'Knowing English would not have enlightened Tolstoy; his fury at Shakespeare was defensive though presumably he was unawar


  • Roy Lotz

    The Western Canon The Books and School of the Ages kindle ☆ Paperback ì srlltd The Western Canon The Books and School of the Ages Tradition is not only a handing down or process of benign transmission; it is also a conflict between past genius and present aspiration in which the prize is literary survival or canonical inclusion As far as I know Harold Bloom is the last major proponent of the ‘Great Books’ paradigm of higher education This makes him something of an apocalyptic prophet With great solemnity he predicted this was in 1994 that the Western world was about to enter into a new cultural era a new Theocratic Age wherein dogmatism would drive out aesthetic criteria from literature departments Bloom dubs these new dogmatists the School of Resentment—a catch all term that includes Marxist Feminist and post structuralist literary critics All of these approaches says Bloom seek to replace an aesthetic motive for a social or political one and thus miss the point of literature Bloom sets out to defend his familiar Western Canon and does so by analyzing twenty six writers to see what makes them canoni


  • BAM The Bibliomaniac

    The Western Canon The Books and School of the Ages kindle ☆ Paperback ì srlltd The Western Canon The Books and School of the Ages5720 UPDATE I have read about 400 from this list I’m slowly getting thereI WILL NEVER READ ALL OF THESE BOOKS EVER FAIL“Who reads must choose since there is literally not enough time to read everything even if one does does nothing but read” CHALLENGE ACCEPTED


  • BlackOxford

    The Western Canon The Books and School of the Ages kindle ☆ Paperback ì srlltd The Western Canon The Books and School of the AgesThe Religion of Good WritingIncomparable Bloom Inspiring and informative in eual and large measure Bloom's religion is literature; this is its originating text Do


  • ~Geektastic~

    The Western Canon The Books and School of the Ages kindle ☆ Paperback ì srlltd The Western Canon The Books and School of the AgesHarold Bloom really is a cantankerous old thing so hard to please and yet so seemingly pleased with himself I actually enjoy reading Bloom if only because I like arguing with him in my head He makes plenty of good points in this massive exploration of Literature with a capital L but he also highlights many of the reasons the dead white male pantheon persists and why he thinks it should Many of his arguments are in complete opposition to the idea of diversity in literature that I hold near and dear and his lack of faith in the future of great writing is I think short sighted and elitistThe concept of escapist reading completely well escapes him To think that someone may read a book to enjoy the stories or the characters without making any life shattering discoveries concerning human nature and the complexities of existence is nearly blasphemous Yes Shakespeare is great but I would really love it if Bloom could pull his head out of the Bard's ass for five minutes T


  • Dan

    The Western Canon The Books and School of the Ages kindle ☆ Paperback ì srlltd The Western Canon The Books and School of the AgesI finally had to read Bloom because he seems to irritate so many people He is the torchbearer of literary aesthetics or rather an aesthetic literary canon He repeatedly denigrates and teases the contemporary schools of thought feminism new historicism deconstructionism etc As such mention of this book most freuently invokes a scoff usually by so


  • Rob

    The Western Canon The Books and School of the Ages kindle ☆ Paperback ì srlltd The Western Canon The Books and School of the AgesHarold Bloom is like your ornery grandpa he's very old fashioned and goes on uncomfortable rants about the blacks and the feminists a lot but if you keep listening you realize that he has real wisdom and an experience that you can learn something from You always complain about him when he's not around but when he's gone you wish you had stayed in his world a little longerThis is referring to the end of the book not Bloom's undoubtedly iminent death by rage induced heart attack What I mean here is that despite this book being 500 pages I ended up wishing it was twice that length which despite all of its faults earns it four stars Bloom's ugly rants about political correctness aren't as bad as they initially seem as he does include most of the great authors of black and feminist literature in his canonical prediction at the end of the book It really just seems like someon


  • Simone

    The Western Canon The Books and School of the Ages kindle ☆ Paperback ì srlltd The Western Canon The Books and School of the AgesIn the unlikely event that literary theory again becomes relevant to mainstream society or even mainstream academia for that matter should there ever be a FOX News of theory Harold Bloom would be the ideal candidate for the role of anchor The Western Canon is just so antiuated and conservative in the very worst way It's as if one's great grandfather is lecturing from beyond the grav