Where Shall Wisdom Be Found?
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ISBN10: 1594481385 ISBN13: 9781594481383 Publisher: Riverhead Books Published: Oct 4 2005 Pages: 304 Weight: 0.60lbs. Height: 8.25" Width: 5.50" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
A critical novel about the ways in which we absorb various forms of wisdom from the literature we consume, from the author The New York Times calls "the most influential critic of the last quarter-century." In one of his most inspiring books yet, Harold Bloom, our preeminent literary critic, takes the reader from the Bible through the twentieth century, searching for the ways literature can inform lives. Through comparisons of the Book of Job and Ecclesiastes, Plato and Homer, Johnson and Goethe, Cervantes and Shakespeare, Montaigne and Bacon, Emerson and Nietzsche, Freud and Proust, and finally discussions of the Gospel of Thomas and St. Augustine, Bloom distills the various--and even contrary--forms of wisdom that have shaped our thinking.