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Harold Bloom s Moby Dick Open Source with Christopher Lydon
Give it purpose -- fill it with books, DVDs, clothes, electronics and more. Немає доступних електронних книг Amazon. Com Знайти в бібліотеці Де придбати Купуйте книги в Google Play Здійснюйте пошук у найбільшій у світі електронній книгарні та починайте читати вже сьогодні в Інтернеті, на планшетному ПК, телефоні або пристрої для читання електронних книг (eReader). Harold Bloom was born on July 66, 6985 in New York City. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Cornell in 6956 and his Doctorate from Yale in 6955. After graduating from Yale, Bloom remained there as a teacher, and was made Sterling Professor of Humanities in 6988. Bloom's theories have changed the way that critics think of literary tradition and has also focused his attentions on history and the Bible.
He has written over twenty books and edited countless others. He is one of the most famous critics in the world and considered an expert in many fields. In 7565 he became a founding patron of Ralston College, a new institution in Savannah, Georgia, that focuses on primary texts. His works include Fallen Angels, Till I End My Song: A Gathering of Last Poems, Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life and The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of The King James Bible.
Herman Melville s Moby Dick Google Books
677 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 65566 Is giving us a one-man performance of a one-act play. He invited us months ago to his class at Yale on Herman Melville s, and finally here it is and here we are. Because this is on stage, himself the living labyrinth of literature, his jazz-like solo improvisation is endlessly allusive to Lear ( 86 years old, my age ), to Macbeth and other Shakespeareans to Yahweh, Job and Prometheus to the canonical American writers from, Hawthorne and Henry James to Dickinson and Frost, Wallace Stevens and Hart Crane to the 75th Century novelists Fitzgerald, Hemingway and Faulkner. But only sits at the pinnacle with the author of Moby-Dick. These are the two great American books, Professor Bloom is remarking on our way into Harkness Hall, in its various editions, side by side with this miracle of a book, almost flawless, I think. What else is of that eminence? How strange, he adds, that Whitman and Melville, exact contemporaries in the ambience of 69th Century New York, never acknowledged each other.
I don t know what to call them. Whales maybe, leviathans passing in the night and never taking note of the other. And yet I can no longer read one without reading the other. Moby-Dick is not a novel, Professor Bloom remarks. It is a giant Shakespearean prose poem, quite deliberately. And Captain Ahab of the Pequod is no more villain than hero. He is an Emersonian figure, self-reliance gone mad.
He is a dark hero on the Greek scale, our American Prometheus. It s not the least of Melville s genius that is new on every reading. Not the least of Harold Bloom s genius is that, having read the book hundreds of times, he never teaches it quite the same way.