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How to Read and Why

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Publisher Comments:

Information is endlessly available to us; where shall wisdom be found?" is the crucial question with which renowned literary critic Harold Bloom begins 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 threatens 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. andlt;BRandgt; 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. His ultimate faith in the restorative power of literature resonates on every page of this infinitely rewarding and important book.

Synopsis:

Bloom, the best-known literary critic of our time, shares his extensive knowledge of and profound joy in the works of a constellation of major writers, including Shakespeare, Cervantes, Austen, Dickinson, Melville, Wilde, and O'Connor in this eloquent invitation to readers to read and read well.

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;Harold Bloomandlt;/bandgt; is Sterling Professor of Humanities at Yale University, Berg Professor of English at New York University, and a former Charles Eliot Norton Professor at Harvard. His more than twenty books include andlt;Iandgt;Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human, The Western Canon, The Book of J,andlt;/Iandgt; and his most recent work, andlt;Iandgt;Stories and Poems for Extremely Intelligent Children of All Ages.andlt;/Iandgt; He is a MacArthur Prize fellow; a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters; the recipient of many awards, including the Academy's Gold Medal for Criticism; and he holds honorary degrees from the universities of Rome and Bologna.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684859071
Author:
Bloom, Harold
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Author:
Bloom, Harold, Ed
Location:
New York
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Reading
Subject:
Books & Reading
Subject:
Semiotics & Theory
Subject:
Literature, Modern
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
Literature, Modern -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Touchstone ed.
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
5
Publication Date:
20011031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
none
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 9.415 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Bloom, the best-known literary critic of our time, shares his extensive knowledge of and profound joy in the works of a constellation of major writers, including Shakespeare, Cervantes, Austen, Dickinson, Melville, Wilde, and O'Connor in this eloquent invitation to readers to read and read well.
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