TITLE

Giving literature its due

AUTHOR(S)
Feldman, Gayle; Devereaux, Elizabeth
PUB. DATE
July 1994
SOURCE
Publishers Weekly;7/11/1994, Vol. 241 Issue 28, p28
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on the book `The Western Canon: The Books and School of the Ages,' by Harold Bloom. Essays about 26 writers and what makes them great; List of recommended books for serious readers; Assessment of literary studies; Rejection of political correctness; Aim of putting literature at the service of social and economic issues; Comments by Bloom.
ACCESSION #
9407292397

 

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