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Posted July 14, 2011
Not Recommended - collection of articles edited by Bloom, that includes includes his own, catastrophically bad one
Harold Bloom discounts 1984 as an aesthetic achievement. In his other articles and books, he does the same service to Allan Edgar Poe. On the other hand, he admires Moby Dick. This short list will tell you volumes about this person's aesthetic and literary preferences and whether he can be taken seriously as a literary critic. In my humble opinion, he cannot. One quote: ""There is nothing intrinsic in the book that will determine its future importance." Bloom wrote it about 1984, but, of course, any sane reader knows that the opposite is true - 1984 will stay, and the quote, ironically enough, backfires, and predicts Blooms own hopelessly primitive, haplessly anti-intellectual and helplessly torturous (O'Brien himself would be proud) writings.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.