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The Resource How to read and why, Harold Bloom

How to read and why, Harold Bloom

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How to read and why
Title
How to read and why
Statement of responsibility
Harold Bloom
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Information is endlessly available to us; where shall wisdom be found?" is the crucial question with which renowned literary critic Harold Bloom commences this impassioned book on the pleasures and benefits of reading well. For more than forty years, Bloom has transformed college students into lifelong readers with his unrivaled love for literature. Now, at a time when faster and easier electronic media threaten to eclipse the practice of reading, Bloom draws on his experience as critic, teacher, and prolific reader to plumb the great books for their sustaining wisdom. Shedding all polemic, Bloom addresses the solitary reader, who, he urges, should read for the purest of all reasons: to discover and augment the self. Always dazzling in his ability to draw connections between texts across continents and centuries, Bloom instructs readers in how to immerse themselves in the different literary forms. Probing discussions of the works of beloved writers such as William Shakespeare, Ernest Hemingway, Jane Austen, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Charles Dickens, and William Faulkner highlight the varied challenges and delights found in short stories, poems, novels, and plays. Bloom not only provides illuminating guidance on how to read a text but also illustrates what such reading can bring--aesthetic pleasure, increased individuality and self-knowledge, and the lifetime companionship of the most engaging and complex literary characters. Bloom's engaging prose and brilliant insights will send you hurrying back to old favorites and entice you to discover new ones. His ultimate faith in the restorative power of literature resonates on every page of this infinitely rewarding and important book
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Committed to retain
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bloom, Harold
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN83
LC item number
.B57 2001
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Reading
  • Literature
  • Literature
  • Literature, Modern
  • Lezen
  • Literatuurreceptie
  • Appréciation
  • Critique littéraire
  • Enseignement
  • Goût de la lecture
  • Lecture
  • Littérature moderne
Label
How to read and why, Harold Bloom
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Short stories (Ivan Turgenev ; Anton Chekhov ; Guy de Maupassant ; Ernest Hemingway ; Flannery O'Connor ; Vladimir Nabokov ; Jorge Luis Borges ; Tommaso Landolfi ; Italo Calvino) -- Poems (A.E. Housman ; William Blake ; Walter Savage Landor ; Alfred Lord Tennyson ; Robert Browning ; Walt Whitman ; Emily Dickinson ; Emily Bronte ; William Shakespeare ; John Milton ;William Wordsworth ; Samuel Taylor Coleridge ; Percy Bysshe Shelley ; John Keats) -- Novels, Part I (Miguel de Cervantes ; Stendhal ; Jane Austen ; Charles Dickens ; Fyodor Dostoevsky ; Henry James ; Marcel Proust ; Thomas Mann) -- Plays (William Shakespeare ; Henrik Ibsen ; Oscar Wilde) -- Novels, Part II (Herman Melville ; William Faulkner ; Nathanael West ; Thomas Pynchon ; Cormac McCarthy ; Ralph Ellison ; Toni Morrison)
Control code
47746309
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st Touchtone ed
Extent
283 p.
Isbn
9780684859071
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2001049374
System control number
(OCoLC)47746309
Label
How to read and why, Harold Bloom
Publication
Contents
Short stories (Ivan Turgenev ; Anton Chekhov ; Guy de Maupassant ; Ernest Hemingway ; Flannery O'Connor ; Vladimir Nabokov ; Jorge Luis Borges ; Tommaso Landolfi ; Italo Calvino) -- Poems (A.E. Housman ; William Blake ; Walter Savage Landor ; Alfred Lord Tennyson ; Robert Browning ; Walt Whitman ; Emily Dickinson ; Emily Bronte ; William Shakespeare ; John Milton ;William Wordsworth ; Samuel Taylor Coleridge ; Percy Bysshe Shelley ; John Keats) -- Novels, Part I (Miguel de Cervantes ; Stendhal ; Jane Austen ; Charles Dickens ; Fyodor Dostoevsky ; Henry James ; Marcel Proust ; Thomas Mann) -- Plays (William Shakespeare ; Henrik Ibsen ; Oscar Wilde) -- Novels, Part II (Herman Melville ; William Faulkner ; Nathanael West ; Thomas Pynchon ; Cormac McCarthy ; Ralph Ellison ; Toni Morrison)
Control code
47746309
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st Touchtone ed
Extent
283 p.
Isbn
9780684859071
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2001049374
System control number
(OCoLC)47746309

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