Re: [mythsoc] Harold Bloom
- In a message dated 09/27/01 9:08:38 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
<< I'm still a little giddy about getting to read whatever _I_ think is
worthwhile! So many books, so little time! >>
Trudy I agree it is a strange, mixed feeling of both guilt and power when I
put down a book because I'm partway through it and feel it just isn't a
worthy use of my time. And that can be either my judgement of its quality,
or just a question of taste.
As for Mr. Bloom, my amateur's estimation here is that he comes at these
things with an astringent sort of mind, in that certain sorts of "romantic"
or "poetic" flavors devalue a work. I know I'm not exactly clear here but
I'm doing my best... I did find Malory to be full of romance, and I'm sure
others of the older works are too... but the list of newer works which WW
provided smacks to me of a dryer taste. Does anyone want to help me figure
out what I'm thinking here?
- In 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.