The Western Canon: The Books and School of the Ages
- Author:Harold Bloom
- Publisher:Riverhead Trade
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- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
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- Edition:1st Riverhead ed
- Shipping Weight (lbs):1.6
- Dimensions (in):8.9 x 6 x 1.4
- Publication Date:September 1, 1995
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Literary critic Harold Bloom's The Western Canon is more than a required reading list-it is a vision. Infused with a love of learning, compelling in its arguments for a unifying written culture, it argues brilliantly against the politicization of literature and presents a guide to the great works of the western literary tradition and essential writers of the ages. The Western Canon was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award.
Discussed and debated, revered and reviled, Bloom's tome reinvigorates and re-examines Western Literature, arguing against the politicization of reading. His erudite passion will encourage you to hurry and finish his book so you can pick up Shakespeare, Austen and Dickens once again to rediscover their original magic. In addition, his appendix listing of the "future" canon - the books today that will be timeless tomorrow - is sure to be the template for future debate.
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