Re: [mythsoc] Harold Bloom
- View SourceSpeaking of Harold Bloom: he has a new book out that
landed in my store
Wednesday: " Stories and Poems for Extremely Intelligent
Children of All Ages"
A few quotes from the Amazon.com blurb:
" If readers are to come to Shakespeare
and to Chekhov, to Henry James and to Jane
Austen, then they are best prepared if
they have read Lewis Carroll and Edward
Lear, Robert Louis Stevenson and Rudyard
Kipling," writes Harold Bloom ...
Here are old favorites by beloved
writers of children's literature, as well as exciting
rediscoveries and wonderful works penned
by writers better known for their adult
classics, such as Herman Melville, Leo
Tolstoy, Edith Wharton, and Walt
Whitman. Encompassing the natural world
and the supernatural; childhood,
romance, and death; house pets, wild
animals, and goblins; mystery, adventure,
and humor, the selections reflect the
passion and erudition of our most revered
literary critic. Dismayed by the current
state of children's literature, Bloom reaches
back to the imaginative works of the
nineteenth century and earlier, choosing
poems and stories that will expand the
mind and offer the magical companionship
of the best that has been written.......
I'm sorry if this had already been brought up and I
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- View SourceIn a message dated 9/30/01 12:11:03 AM Central Daylight Time,
> I second Diamond's reference to Homer (whoever he was).Homer... Simpson? That warn't me.
Are you saying that THE ODYSSEY is more renowned than THE ILIAD? Would THE
ODYSSEY count as the sequel, anyway? I dunno.