How To Read and Why by Harold Bloom

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Bloom provides illuminating guidance on how to read the works of beloved writers sush as William Shakespeare, Ernest Hemingway, Jane Austen, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson and Carles Dickens: and he illustrates what such reading can bring - aesthetic pleasure and self-knowledge.
 

About Harold Bloom

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Harold Bloom is Sterling Professor of Humanities at Yale University, and Berg Professor of English at New York University. His more than twenty books include Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human, The Western Canon, The Book of J and The Anxiety of Influence.
 
Published June 5, 2000 by Scribner. 384 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction, Cooking, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction

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How to Read and Why Harold Bloom Fourth Estate, £15.99, 283pp Buy it at BOL.

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How to Read and Why Harold Bloom Fourth Estate £15.99, pp283 Buy it at BOL Harold Bloom was once an interesting critic.

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The strong poet's quest against belatedness, his dual to the death with his precursor -- the great theme of Bloom's middle phase -- gives place, in How to Read and Why, to the reader's receptivity, the reader's openness to difficult pleasures, the reader's need for the companionable forms of imag...

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