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How to Read and Why by Harold Bloom
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Apr 03, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: 2010-reads, poetry
Read from April 03 to 04, 2010

Bloom presents short notes on poetry, plays and novels. Shakespeare. The book is Shakespeare fast paced. It provides an intelligent laundry Shakespeare list of classics. I enjoyed his "hows" of reading a lot more than his "whys." Shakespeare. His encouragement to read difficult works deeply and to memorize poetry gave me Shakespeare a renewed vigor. I may yet tackle Paradise Lost. I was a little surprised by the modern novels he chose to feature, as most are favorites: Moby Dick, Blood Meridian, As I Lay Dying and the Crying of Lot 49. Have mentioned that he brings up Shakespeare about 17 times per page? Shakespeare. It becomes rather distracting.
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Emily you are a reading maniac...

message 2: by J. (new) - rated it 4 stars

J. it's a problem, I'm considering therapy

Marcus If Shakespeare were still alive, I'm pretty sure Bloom would be interested in a homo-erotic relationship with him.

Emily ah hahahhahaha. Shakespeare. It's so true!

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