How to Read and Why

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Scribner, Sep 25, 2001 - Literary Criticism - 288 pages
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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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... he's still a great writer. - Goodreads
Slow and turgid prose. - Goodreads
His introduction about why we read is excellent. - Goodreads
Bloom has great literary insights up his sleeves. - Goodreads
Equal parts insight and arrogance. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Allie - Goodreads

Mega Yale lit. critic Harold Bloom is an intelligent reader with a love for good literature, which I admire. I enjoyed his enjoyment of reading, his philosophy of reading, and message on the ... Read full review

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Not what I expected it to be at all. I ordered this after reading "How to Read a Book" and "The Well-Educated Mind' thinking it would be in the same category. Unfortunately, this book was not a "How ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Harold Bloom 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 Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human, The Western Canon, The Book of J, and his most recent work, Stories and Poems for Extremely Intelligent Children of All Ages. 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.

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