Ruin The Sacred Truths / Edition 1

Ruin The Sacred Truths / Edition 1

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by Harold Bloom
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674780280

ISBN-13: 9780674780286

Pub. Date: 09/01/1991

Publisher: Harvard University Press


Bloom surveys with majestic view the literature of the West from the Old Testament to Samuel Beckett. He provocatively rereads the Yahwist (or J) writer, Jeremiah, Job, Jonah, the Iliad, the Aeneid, Dante's Divine Comedy, Hamlet, King Lear, Othello, the Henry IV plays, Paradise Lost, Blake's Milton,

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Bloom surveys with majestic view the literature of the West from the Old Testament to Samuel Beckett. He provocatively rereads the Yahwist (or J) writer, Jeremiah, Job, Jonah, the Iliad, the Aeneid, Dante's Divine Comedy, Hamlet, King Lear, Othello, the Henry IV plays, Paradise Lost, Blake's Milton, Wordsworth's Prelude, and works by Freud, Kafka, and Beckett. In so doing, he uncovers the truth that all our attempts to call any strong work more sacred than another are merely political and social formulations. This is criticism at its best.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674780286
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
09/01/1991
Series:
Charles Eliot Norton Lectures Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
218
Sales rank:
392,793
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Hebrew Bible

2. From Homer to Dante

3. Shakespeare

4. Milton

5. Enlightenment and Romanticism

6. Freud and Beyond

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