The Shadow of a Great Rock (E–pub/E–book) Ö Harold Bloom


  • Hardcover
  • 320
  • The Shadow of a Great Rock
  • Harold Bloom
  • English
  • 02 October 2020
  • 9780300166835

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Harold Bloom ↠ 5 Read The Shadow of a Great Rock Free download Ð 5 Iminished the earlier versions He invites readers to hear the baroue inventiveness in such sublime books as the Song of Songs Ecclesiastes and Job and alerts us to the echoes of the King James Bible in works from the Romantic period to the present day Throughout Bloom makes an impassioned and convincing case for reading the King James Bible as literature free from dogma and with an appreciation of its enduring aesthetic valu. Uh Bloom is an incredibly well read scholar and literary mentor to me but he s also kind of a brat where he s analyzing what he wants to Genesis Prophets Songs he s brilliant and it s hard to keep up with him but in much of the New Testament he merely glosses over the writings with palpable distaste I too am Jewish and have a detest for Paul but that does not mean I would refuse to see Paul s literary genius etc In short piercing in some places lacking in others Tantalizing but by no means comprehensive

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The Shadow of a Great Rock

Harold Bloom ↠ 5 Read The Shadow of a Great Rock Free download Ð 5 The King James Bible stands at the sublime summit of literature in English sharing the honor only with Shakespeare Harold Bloom contends in the opening pages of this illuminating literary tour Distilling the insights acuired from a significant portion of his career as a brilliant critic and teacher he offers readers at last the book he has been writing all my long life a magisterial and intimately perceptive reading of the K. To say that I didn t pay attention in Catholic Sunday school would be a severe understatement Like most suburban boys I left the church around middle school when a trip to see a James Bond movie with a girl was the alternative Only now at 27 do the cadences of the King James Bible lure me on and only then did I become interested after those sounds were filtered through other sources Daniel Day Lewis in Gangs of New York Terrence Malick s version of the Book of Job Tree of Life Lastly James Agee s appropriation of Ecclesiastes changed my inner life radically enough to where I knew it was time to make peace with some of the heritage I had left behind so gleefully and long ago Harold Bloom was the final influence in my decision to start bringing the stories into my life The literary critic writes with a passion that seems to have been suashed out of book talk When I flew to NY to hear Bloom s last public talk at the New York Public Library one of the libraries that saved a young and impoverished boy Bloom I was thrilled with his references to Lionel Trilling and meeting Edmund Wilson who was just as tart and funny in Bloom s account as the prose I ve read of his But what struck me most about the speaker was the religiosity of feeling he had when talking about living a life of literature There were trusted guides and remembered poems Reviled by many academics Bloom and his increasingly shaky hand stayed at a table with his wife and assistant to sign every last book There may never be another like him So scholarly yet so nimble with a clear sentence Bloom has been a university education for me during the times when I can afford to get away and store up the brain for the hike into the tangled wilderness of words Bloom is tired and he lets his reader know that this is an aesthetic appreciation of the Bible Some of the writing rivals Shakespeare as the schoolmasters of old well knew He ends the book on a strange and dangling note sorrowful at the interpreters who read Revelation literally Rev being a book of the New Testament that does nothing for him The aspect of this book that interested me the most was Bloom s sprinkling of secular sources used to explain or compare the writing of the Old Testament He does this to great effect with the book of Jacob He gives just as much citation to German writer Thomas Mann s version told in Joseph and His Brothers as he does the King James and Geneva versions The presupposition being that men of high ability have been capable of writing like this across all the years This realization shocked me into the present There are income ineuality fighters in these stories there are deceptions which God turns into blessings a kind of turn of fortune we can easily see with our achievers today and the Idols presiding over them You can pick up the patterns of these poems and see today or I did with the help of Bloom putting these stories on the level with William Blake Moby Dick James Agee Thomas Mann Shakespeare and Starting with his humbly titled book GENIUS Bloom has been flirting with the idea that he may be some kind of prophet I always read his voice with care Each book I ve read feels like it has been released and I never find much reason to argue with that kind of writing I just go with it possibly because I don t have enough time or tenure For good or ill The book of Jacob is really the most interesting One because God seems to eventually pardon familial deceit if the deceiver later works for it Just as in Job God or Yahweh s position wrt us is very difficult to discern Two the mystery of it is palpable Jacob was a regular son not the favored son working in the field At birth he grabbed onto the brothers heel and proceeds through life to hang on to that boy s identity indeed bargaining with his brother for the namesake Then he deceives his father by feeding him in the dark and proving he has hairy hands like his brother Esau The father gives the blessingmistaking Jacob for Esau and Jacob lives with it while the able hunter Esau is denied the blessing Bloom highlights the dry comedy of this event as told in the KJB The sorrowful reaction from father and Esau when they find out Jacob has made off with the blessing does now read to me like something out of a Cohen Brothers film But Jacob goes on to be tested He proves to be a loving father very rare thing to Joseph and he has to stand up to the unknown when he is confronted on a hill by a mysterious angel of death He fights him and wins I think his future in the world His name then becomes Israel and his son later a king The fight has as much force as any we would see in a movie as the inner thigh of Jacob has been wounded by the mystery personage He goes off limping not forgetting that night under the moon I had this book on me when I ran into a 60 year old acuaintance He s into history and is mostly focused on his lawyering work anyway He admired the book and turned to the uote that has followed him around since he was young This passage is usually cherished by those who have been dealt the blow of experience in some manner And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind and a covert from the tempest as rivers of water in a dry place as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land Isaiah 322 Bloom chooses this epigraph carefully slyly knowing of the competitive land in which he writes Anyway Bloom s star is fading but that mind is just as active and able to connect many north stars still Here he presents again some of the best and challenging that has been said and thought in the language

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Harold Bloom ↠ 5 Read The Shadow of a Great Rock Free download Ð 5 Ing James Bible as a literary masterpieceBloom calls it an inexplicable wonder that a rather undistinguished group of writers could bring forth such a magnificent work of literature and he credits William Tyndale as their fountainhead Reading the King James Bible alongside Tyndale's Bible the Geneva Bible and the original Hebrew and Greek texts Bloom highlights how the translators and editors improved upon or in some cases d. Bloom knows the Bible much better than most people who profess to believe it but he doesn t believe it a bit he is as he says in the introduction desperately secular Yet he thinks that the English Bible has much of what is most important and even genuinely beautiful in all of literary history and so this is his book about how to read a book you don t believe which is trying to get you to believe things you don t believe taking into account what it wants you to believe only as data while appreciating it as poetry or novel or folk tale What that looks like in practice is an annotated greatest hits of the memorable parts of the King James together with lots of uoting commentary on the original Hebrew and Greek and the interplay between Tyndale the Geneva translation and the Authorized Version And a bunch of asides in which Bloom consistently reads the Bible against the grain for instance when he sides with the strange woman in Proverbs against the book s author It makes for lively reading and should be on your shelf if you re either interested in Literature as such or in being able to talk to educated nonbelievers about the Bible as such


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    The Shadow of a Great Rock (E–pub/E–book) Ö Harold Bloom I have no idea why I keep doing this Maybe it's because I need to give myself a reality check every now and then maybe it's because there's a small part of me that can appreciate Bloom's passion for literature or

  2. says: review The Shadow of a Great Rock The Shadow of a Great Rock (E–pub/E–book) Ö Harold Bloom Harold Bloom ↠ 5 Read

    The Shadow of a Great Rock (E–pub/E–book) Ö Harold Bloom To say that I didn’t pay attention in Catholic Sunday school would be a severe understatement Like most suburban boys I left the church around middle school when a trip to see a James Bond movie with a girl was the alternative Only now at 27 do the cadences of the King James Bible lure me on and only then did I become interested after those sounds were filtered through other sources Daniel Day Lewis in Gangs of New York Terrence Malick

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    The Shadow of a Great Rock (E–pub/E–book) Ö Harold Bloom Harold Bloom ↠ 5 Read review The Shadow of a Great Rock I was raised in a Christian home and went to a Christian school and church from about three to fourteen I started reading the Bible on my own at 12 but not regularly and not very deeply When I went to college the

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    Free download Õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Harold Bloom Harold Bloom ↠ 5 Read review The Shadow of a Great Rock In a statement delivered to the Millennial Gathering of the Writers of the New South poet prose writer and editor Dave Smith spoke on the sound of Southern speech He averred that it was single and singular The way we sound the sound tells all the answers evokes all the old mysteries including the recognition that we are deeply and intuitively related are in fact one thing Further just like the King James Bible to which he pointed as underl

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    The Shadow of a Great Rock (E–pub/E–book) Ö Harold Bloom As a Christian English major I was highly excited to see that some level of study has been carried out analysing the Bible as literature Alas Bloom's superfluous commentary has minimal traction with the text and the literary analysis is neither comprehensive nor profound Further I was mildly irritated by Bloom's comparison between

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    review The Shadow of a Great Rock Free download Õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Harold Bloom Harold Bloom ↠ 5 Read Uh Bloom is an incredibly well read scholar and literary mentor to me but he's also kind of a brat — where he's analyzing what he wants to Genesis Prophets Songs he's brilliant and it's hard to keep up with him b

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    The Shadow of a Great Rock (E–pub/E–book) Ö Harold Bloom It was the best of books It was the worst of books The intro and section on the Old Testament were terrific and a brilliant literary commentary The section on the New Testament was mostly a theological diatribe with scant mention of a litera

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    The Shadow of a Great Rock (E–pub/E–book) Ö Harold Bloom Free download Õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Harold Bloom review The Shadow of a Great Rock My guru writes a lovely appreciation of the beauty majesty and power of the King James Bible Not the dogma the language It's not a religious book but his enthusiasm it may have you cracking the covers of the KJB anyway

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    The Shadow of a Great Rock (E–pub/E–book) Ö Harold Bloom Harold Bloom doing close readings of the King James Tyndale and the Geneva As good as it gets

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