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Ruin the Sacred Truths: Poetry and Belief from the Bible to the Present

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Bloom surveys with majestic view the literature of the West from the Old Testament to Samuel Beckett. He provocatively rereads the Yahwist (or J) writer, Jeremiah, Job, Jonah, the Iliad, the Aeneid, Dante's Divine Comedy, Hamlet, King Lear, Othello, the Henry IV plays, Paradise Lost, Blake's Milton, Wordsworth's Prelude, and works by Freud, Kafka, and Beckett. In so doing, he uncovers the truth that all our attempts to call any strong work more sacred than another are merely political and social formulations. This is criticism at its best.

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< p> Bloom surveys with majestic view the literature of the West from the Old Testament to Samuel Beckett. He provocatively rereads the Yahwist (or J) writer, Jeremiah, Job, Jonah, the < i> Iliad< /i> , the < i> Aeneid< /i> , Dante's < i> Divine Comedy< /i> , < i> Hamlet< /i> , < i> King Lear< /i> , < i> Othello< /i> , the < i> Henry IV< /i> plays, < i> Paradise Lost< /i> , Blake's < i> Milton< /i> , Wordsworth's < i> Prelude< /i> , and works by Freud, Kafka, and Beckett. In so doing, he uncovers the truth that all our attempts to call any strong work more sacred than another are merely political and social formulations. This is criticism at its best. < /p>

Synopsis:

Bloom surveys with majestic view the literature of the West from the Old Testament to Samuel Beckett. He provocatively rereads the Yahwist (or J) writer, Jeremiah, Job, Jonah, the Iliad , the Aeneid , Dante's Divine Comedy , Hamlet , King Lear , Othello , the Henry IV plays, Paradise Lost , Blake's Milton , Wordsworth's Prelude , and works by Freud, Kafka, and Beckett. In so doing, he uncovers the truth that all our attempts to call any strong work more sacred than another are merely political and social formulations. This is criticism at its best.

Synopsis:

Bloom surveys with majestic view the literature of the West from the Old Testament to Samuel Beckett. In so doing, he uncovers the truth that all our attempts to call any strong work more sacred than another are merely political and social formulations.

Synopsis:

1989 Christian Gauss Award, Phi Beta Kappa Society

Table of Contents

1. The Hebrew Bible

2. From Homer to Dante

3. Shakespeare

4. Milton

5. Enlightenment and Romanticism

6. Freud and Beyond

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674780286
Author:
Bloom, Harold
Author:
Bloom, Harold
Author:
Bloom, Harold, Ed
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
General
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Books & Reading
Subject:
Religion and poetry
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Subject:
Religion : Biblical Criticism & Interpretation - General
Subject:
Literary Criticism-Shakespeare
Copyright:
Series:
Charles Eliot Norton Lectures
Series Volume:
2013
Publication Date:
September 1991
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
none
Pages:
214
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 10 oz

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"Synopsis" by , < p> Bloom surveys with majestic view the literature of the West from the Old Testament to Samuel Beckett. He provocatively rereads the Yahwist (or J) writer, Jeremiah, Job, Jonah, the < i> Iliad< /i> , the < i> Aeneid< /i> , Dante's < i> Divine Comedy< /i> , < i> Hamlet< /i> , < i> King Lear< /i> , < i> Othello< /i> , the < i> Henry IV< /i> plays, < i> Paradise Lost< /i> , Blake's < i> Milton< /i> , Wordsworth's < i> Prelude< /i> , and works by Freud, Kafka, and Beckett. In so doing, he uncovers the truth that all our attempts to call any strong work more sacred than another are merely political and social formulations. This is criticism at its best. < /p>
"Synopsis" by , Bloom surveys with majestic view the literature of the West from the Old Testament to Samuel Beckett. He provocatively rereads the Yahwist (or J) writer, Jeremiah, Job, Jonah, the Iliad , the Aeneid , Dante's Divine Comedy , Hamlet , King Lear , Othello , the Henry IV plays, Paradise Lost , Blake's Milton , Wordsworth's Prelude , and works by Freud, Kafka, and Beckett. In so doing, he uncovers the truth that all our attempts to call any strong work more sacred than another are merely political and social formulations. This is criticism at its best.
"Synopsis" by , Bloom surveys with majestic view the literature of the West from the Old Testament to Samuel Beckett. In so doing, he uncovers the truth that all our attempts to call any strong work more sacred than another are merely political and social formulations.
"Synopsis" by , 1989 Christian Gauss Award, Phi Beta Kappa Society
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