How to Read and Why
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.
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.
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Review: How to Read and WhyUser Review - Steve aka Sckenda - Goodreads
Why do we read? We are lonely. According to literary critic Harold Bloom, we read because we cannot know enough people, and reading returns us to “otherness.” [ I think he means that reading ... Read full review
Review: How to Read and WhyUser Review - Ethan Meurlin - Goodreads
Good books to read all. But Bloom doesn't write. His stream of consciousness style makes it seem as though he's recording himself talking. And he clearly likes to hear himself talk. Read full review
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Online newshour: How to Read and Why -- August 29, 2000
RAY SUAREZ: I have to say, I got a kick out of the title: "How to Read and Why." It seems kinds of audacious, and at the same time takes on some of the tone ...
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By Rex Murphy - Commentary
Bloom, very happily, has supplied us with a small book that speaks, judging from its title, to the question: How to Read and Why . ...
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How To Read And Why
How To Read And Why By Harold Bloom Scribner, 2000 A Review by Vince Juliano. This book reminds us that librarians are in the document and information ...
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Kevin's Book Blog: Harold Bloom's How to read and why?
Harold Bloom’s How to read and why. Begin: 03/5/07 End: 03/07/07 Quality: Ten Out of Ten. ... How to read and why. I actually didn’t finish it this time. ...
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How to Read and Why av Harold Bloom » Bokkilden
In the vastly influential "The Western Canon", Harold Bloom outlined what we should read to understand a greater depth of the individual self...
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'The Most Healing of Pleasures' - New York Times
How To Read And Why By Harold Bloom. 283 pp. New York: Scribner. $25. ... Now comes ''How to Read and Why,'' a slender volume that might uncharitably be ...
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From How To Read And Why
From How To Read And Why. By Harold Bloom. Scribner Press, 2000. Prologue. It matters, if individuals are to retain any capacity to from their own judgments ...
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In his latest book, "How to Read and Why" (published in June by Scribner), ... "How to Read and Why" provides a close analysis of some 60 works of prose and ...
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How To Enjoy Reading: Fact vs. Fiction,
So, I blew the dust off another book that has been waiting patiently to be opened, Harold Bloom's How to Read and Why. Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of ...
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September 3, 2000 How to Read and Why by Harold Bloom. Author image. Options Menu. Watch Program ... Book image How to Read and Why. Publisher: Scribner ...
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