The Western Canon
Harold Bloom explores our Western literary tradition by concentrating on the works of twenty-six authors central to the Canon. He argues against ideology in literary criticism; he laments the loss of intellectual and aesthetic standards; he deplores multiculturalism, Marxism, feminism, neoconservatism, Afro-centrism, and the New Historicism.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - delta351 - LibraryThing
Overall it is very easy to hate on Harold Bloom, but he really knows his lit. I think he has some very well thought out ideas on the Canon. IMO he is the final authority. He has obviously read all of ... Read full review
THE WESTERN CANON: The Books and School of the AgesUser Review - www.kirkusreviews.com
One of our biggest critical gun fires a characteristically Olympian broadside into the canon debate, no quarter spared for the politically correct. In measures carefully calculated to raise the ... Read full review