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ISBN-10: 0525657266
ISBN-13: 9780525657262
Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
Publish Date: 11/24/2020
Dimensions: 9.40" L, 6.20" W, 1.70" H

The Bright Book of Life: Novels to Read and Reread

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In his first book devoted exclusively to narrative fiction, America’s most original and controversial literary critic and legendary Yale professor writes trenchantly about fifty-two masterworks spanning the Western tradition.

Perhaps no other literary critic but Harold Bloom could–or would–undertake a project of this immensity. And certainly no other critic could bring to it the extraordinary knowledge, understanding, and insight that are the hallmark of Bloom’s every book. Ranging across centuries and continents, this final book of his career, gives us the inimitable critic on Don Quixote and Book of Numbers; Wuthering Heights and Absalom, Absalom; Les Miserables and Blood Meridian; Vanity Fair and Invisible Man; The Captain’s Daughter and The Reef. He writes about works by Austen, Balzac, Dickens, Tolstoy, James, Conrad, Lawrence, Wolff, Le Guin, Sebald, and many more. Whether you have already read these books, or intend to, or simply care about the importance and power of fiction, Harold Bloom serves as an unparalleled guide through the pages of these 52 masterpieces of the genre.

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Fresh insights and renewed joys... fervent... dedicated... [Bloom] candidly analyzes what he considers a novel's shortcomings and where he differs with other critics' assessments. [His] ardent celebration of novels is tinged with the inevitable losses of old age... Warm recollections of a singular literary life.
–Kirkus Reviews
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ISBN-10: 0525657266
ISBN-13: 9780525657262
Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
Publish Date: 11/24/2020
Dimensions: 9.40" L, 6.20" W, 1.70" H
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