The Western Canon: The Books and School of the Ages
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 17 jun. 2014 - 562 pagina's
The literary critic defends the importance of Western literature from Chaucer and Shakespeare to Kafka and Beckett in this acclaimed national bestseller.
NOMINATED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD
Placing William Shakespeare at the “center of the canon,” Bloom examines the literary contributions of Dante Alighieri, John Milton, Jane Austen, Emily Dickenson, Leo Tolstoy, Sigmund Freud, James Joyce, Pablo Neruda, and many others. Bloom's book, much-discussed and praised in publications as diverse as†The Economist†and†Entertainment Weekly, offers a dazzling display of erudition and passion.
“An impressive work…deeply, rightly passionate about the great books of the past.”—Michel Dirda, The Washington Post Book World
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LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - delta351 - LibraryThing
Overall it is very easy to hate on Harold Bloom, but he really knows his lit. I think he has some very well thought out ideas on the Canon. IMO he is the final authority. He has obviously read all of ... Volledige review lezen
THE WESTERN CANON: The Books and School of the AgesGebruikersrecensie - Kirkus
One of our biggest critical gun fires a characteristically Olympian broadside into the canon debate, no quarter spared for the politically correct. In measures carefully calculated to raise the ... Volledige review lezen