Stories and Poems for Extremely Int
By (author) Prof. Harold Bloom
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Stories and Poems for Extremely Int by Prof. Harold Bloom
Book Description"If readers are to come to Shakespeare and to Chekhov, to Henry James and to Jane Austen, then they are best prepared if they have read Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear, Robert Louis Stevenson and Rudyard Kipling," writes Harold Bloom in his introduction to this enchanting and much-needed anthology of exceptional stories and poems selected to inspire a lifelong love of reading. As television, video games, and the Internet threaten to distract young people from the solitary pleasures of reading, Bloom presents a volume that will amuse, challenge, and beguile readers with its myriad voices and subjects. Here are old favorites by beloved writers of children's literature, as well as exciting rediscoveries and wonderful works penned by writers better known for their adult classics, such as Herman Melville, Leo Tolstoy, Edith Wharton, and Walt Whitman. Encompassing the natural world and the supernatural; childhood, romance, and death; pets, wild animals, and goblins; mystery, adventure, and humor; the selections reflect the passion and erudition of our most revered literary critic. Arranged by season, "Stories and Poems for Extremely Intelligent Children of All Ages" is a must-have anthology, sure to delight readers young and old for years to come.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780684868745
(178mm x 111mm x 35mm)
Imprint: Simon & Schuster
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 2-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Prof. Harold Bloom
Shakespeare and Me, Paperback (March 2016)
With original work from Ralph Fiennes, James Franco, Dame Margaret Drabble, Isabel Allende and Sir Ben Kingsley, among others
Daemon Knows, Hardback (July 2015)
Celebrated American literary critic Harold Bloom turns his attention to the writers of his own national literary tradition, from Walt Whitman and Herman Melville to William Faulkner and Hart Crane. The distillation of a lifetime of criticism, it is one of Bloom's most profoundly personal books to date.
Classical Tradition, Paperback (June 2015)» View all books by Prof. Harold Bloom
A monumental work of literary scholarship, reissued with a legacy-establishing foreword by Harold Bloom.
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Author Biography - Prof. Harold Bloom
Harold Bloom is Sterling Professor of Humanities at Yale University and Berg Professor of English at New York University. He has written more than twenty books, including "The Western Canon, Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human, " and "How to Read and Why." He is a MacArthur Prize fellow, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the recipient of many awards, including the Academy's Gold Medal for Criticism. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut, and New York City.
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