Quite often he doesn't make sense.
Bloom's book serves as a touchstone for literary criticism and the teaching of literature, and I would certainly recommend it for both academic and public libraries.
All I can say is that Mr. Bloom's descriptions of canonical works made these works and their authors sound so rewarding that I began to read them.
Very few individuals can make me feel like I am unread. However, every time I study anything written by Harold Bloom I discover an entire new list of authors and works with which... Read morePublished 8 days ago by Francis C. Donnelly
Dense with confusing metaphor but interesting. Bloom is idiosyncratic in his viewpoint - not your old English teacher. Deeply read, full of energy and enthusiasm. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Leslie Thomas
I haven’t read this book, but I have read enough Bloom to be wary of Bloom. In particular, I’ve read Bloom on Romantic poets. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Dean Mimmack
The 'school of resentment' and the school of bad acting are entirely one and the same.
Its graduates are *weenies* on their INTELLECTUAL best behavior--they act as if at... Read more
Mr. Bloom loves to read, and he teaches us to love it as well. I am so pleased he bases his evaluations on merit rather than politics or political correctness.Published 9 months ago by Sancho Panzo
I have been collecting hundreds of books written by Scottish authors in order to devote the next several years to a project of immersing myself (a Scottish-American) deeply in the... Read morePublished 9 months ago by othoniaboys
A major part of the book reviews specific literature and compares and contrasts it with other works. This is very good reading and helps in selecting books to read. Read morePublished 11 months ago by K. S. Dennis
It would be presumptuous to say anything about Professor Bloom's brilliant, engaging, erudite treatise on western European culture. Just read the godam book!Published 14 months ago by Arthur Bacon
As usual, there is much in Bloom's essay to inspire and to frustrate. It's likely all been said by previous reviewers. Read morePublished on January 5, 2012 by David Bowen