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The Western Canon The Books and School of the AgesOf the western literary tradition and essential writers of the ages The Western Canon was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Awar Harold Bloom is like your ornery grandpa he's very old fashioned and goes on uncomfortable rants about the blacks and the feminists a lot but if you keep listening you realize that he has real wisdom and an experience that you can learn something from You always complain about him when he's not around but when he's gone you wish you had stayed in his world a little longerThis is referring to the end of the book not Bloom's undoubtedly iminent death by rage induced heart attack What I mean here is that despite this book being 500 pages I ended up wishing it was twice that length which despite all of its faults earns it four stars Bloom's ugly rants about political correctness aren't as bad as they initially seem as he does include most of the great authors of black and feminist literature in his canonical prediction at the end of the book It really just seems like someone somewhere put Alice Walker on a syllabus and Bloom hulked out

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PDF Ã BOOK The Western Canon The Books and School of the Ages Í Literary critic Harold Bloom's The Western Canon is than a reuired reading list—it is a vision Infused with a love of learning compelling in its arguments for a unifying written culture it argues brilliantly against the politicization of literature and prLiterary critic Harold Bloom's The Western Canon is than a reuired reading list it is a vision Infused with a love of learning compelling in its GREAT LESSER KNOWN BOOKS BY WELL KNOWN AUTHORSI think these are probably not in Mr Bloom's book and I want to know why1 Ray Bradbury’s history of British sport Something Wicket This Way Comes2 Charles Dickens novel on the ravages caused by tuberculosis Great Expectorations3 Dostoievski’s biography of George Bush The Idiot I prefer that one to Raymond Chandler’s The Big Creep4 Mary Shelley on the current crisis in capitalism Investment Bankenstein5 Dickens again on the same topic Our Mutual Fund6 Emily Bronte’s furious denunciation of the condition of workers in a globalised economy Withering Rights7 Gustave Flaubert’s true crime classic about an international IVF racket They Called Her Madame Ovary8 Jerome K Jerome’s exposure of internet bestiality sites Three Men and a Goat not for the sueamish9 Jack Kerouac’s freewheeling journal of travels in pre Roman Britain On the Woad10 Jack Kerouac’s account of the problems of travelling with a speech impediment On the Woad11 Vladimir Nabokov’s standard technical manual on industrial temperature control in large indoor areas Blowheater12 Gunther Grass’ expose of poor standards in British 1950s catering The Grim Bun13 V S Naipaul’s searing study of male sexual dysfunction A Bend in the Penis14 Alice Sebald’s monograph on contemporary traffic management systems The Lovely Cones15 Jodi Picault’s classic comedy of the 1980s My Sister’s Beeper16 Elizabeth Gilbert’s moving account of the life of an Italian goat Bleat Graze GloveSomething for everyone I think Why aren't these better known?

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Arguments for a unifying written culture it argues brilliantly against the politicization of literature and presents a guide to the great works 5720 UPDATE I have read about 400 from this list I’m slowly getting thereI WILL NEVER READ ALL OF THESE BOOKS EVER FAIL“Who reads must choose since there is literally not enough time to read everything even if one does does nothing but read” CHALLENGE ACCEPTED