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Harold Bloom is my favorite literary critic, but I think he aimed a little too high on this one His purpose is to summarize the wisdom literature of the ages, selecting a wide array of the best writers, from St Augustine to Proust His analysis is always spot on, but I guess I just found the Herculean display of literary knowledge kind of exhausting The benefit is that you can get a good understanding of those classics that you never have time or care to read yourself Chapter 3 is the be Harold Bloom is my favorite literary critic, but I think he aimed a little too high on this one His purpose is to summarize the wisdom literature of the ages, selecting a wide array of the best writers, from St Augustine to Proust His analysis is always spot on, but I guess I just found the Herculean display of literary knowledge kind of exhausting The benefit is that you can get a good understanding of those classics that you never have time or care to read yourself Chapter 3 is the best I thought, on Cervantes and Shakespeare, probably just because I love anything about Don Quijote.Better Bloom books are Shakespeare The Invention of the Human and How to Read and Why (((DOWNLOAD))) ↰ Where Shall Wisdom Be Found? ☔ 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 Loved this Reading alone will not save us or make us wise, but without it we will lapse into the death in life of the dumbing down in which America now leads the world, as in all other matters. Sometimes I like to listen to an old Ivy League brontosaurus lecture as he jerks off the western canon Nicely divided into small readings. Can such a book be written without attempting to enforce one s own a priori idea of what constitutes wisdom I think it can, but Bloom has instead attempted to promote his own world view.I certainly do not feel any wiser having read this book and, except for Plato whom I need to reread and portions of the Bible though not the portions Bloom selects , I would not consult any of the writers he mentions in a search for wisdom I have no objection to his inclusion of St Augustine, though he is n Can such a book be written without attempting to enforce one s own a priori idea of what constitutes wisdom I think it can, but Bloom has instead attempted to promote his own world view.I certainly do not feel any wiser having read this book and, except for Plato whom I need to reread and portions of the Bible though not the portions Bloom selects , I would not consult any of the writers he mentions in a search for wisdom I have no objection to his inclusion of St Augustine, though he is not me cup of tea.Bloom s selection it highly idiosyncratic it is evidently a result of a crises in his own life I would like to explain why I think the authors one by one don t belong here, excluding several I don t know enough about, but that would take up to much space Each person, like Bloom, can make up a list for themselves One might select The Power of Positive Thinking, I m OK, You re OK, How to Win Friends and Influence People or Oprah Winfrey s latest effusion whatever floats your boat I do not mean to imply that Bloom s selection is not one of much greater literary excellence, and muchworth reading than those I have mentioned However, promoting one s own personal list as somehow generally valuable is very risky business I think many people, if pressed, could do a better job of suggesting books containing wisdom, though they may lack Bloom s presumptuousness There is another, and I think better approach someone so learned as Bloom could easily make a list of those books which have been considered by many generations to have conveyed wisdom He opted instead to present largely those who confirmed his own nihilist gnostic whatever gnostic means to Bloom views, and arguably in some cases, by strong or weak misreadings.Let s try for a better list, based on the idea that there are books from which many people derived wisdom over many generations.Tao Te ChingAnalects of ConfuciusThe Awakening of Faith by AshvaghoshaA Selection from the Upanishads Bhagavad GitaAtma Bodhi Shankaracharya The Sayings of RamakrishnaSelections from The Bible a heterogeneous collection from which each can only select PlatoMeditations Marcus AureliusEnneads PlotinusThe Consolation of Philosophy BoetiusRevelations of Divine Love Julian of NorwichAgain, Bloom, vastlyknowledgeable than I, could do better than this quick and dirty list I wish he had Bloom s book is a depressing example of how little may result from a liberal education I set great store by the value of literature, and find the decline of the liberal arts in favor of mere vocational training very dispiriting I also share Bloom s disdain for those he calls the resenters, and I appreciate his validation of the common reader, of which he considers himself to be one as do I , and of which there appear to be manythan I had thought , as demonstrated on this website But Bloom is one of the most widely read people of his generation and what does he know Unfortunately, it seems, not very much Not bad, certainly not the best or most enlightening book I ve read recently, but Mr Bloom sparked my interest in other writer s works, mostly Cervantes, but Plato, Homer, Goethe and Nietzsche I did gain a bitclear understanding behind the writings of the thick veil we call religion I can appreciate the Old Testamentas a book of philosophy rather than some miracle work directly dictated by God The biggest distraction was his choice to praise Freud so as a wisdom writer Then to n Not bad, certainly not the best or most enlightening book I ve read recently, but Mr Bloom sparked my interest in other writer s works, mostly Cervantes, but Plato, Homer, Goethe and Nietzsche I did gain a bitclear understanding behind the writings of the thick veil we call religion I can appreciate the Old Testamentas a book of philosophy rather than some miracle work directly dictated by God The biggest distraction was his choice to praise Freud so as a wisdom writer Then to neglect to mention Jung, especially when comparing and contrasting styles of writers that influenced one another I may be a bit biased certainly the author was as I see Jung as one the the greatest wisdom writers of all time, bridging primitive man with the ancient mystics and religions with that of modern man I suppose Freud should be mentioned if only in that he helped shape Jung, but then that would have required manychapters Took me forever to plow through, but I kept coming back to it because there was nuggets of wisdom, although surrounded by seemingly extraneous musings and long block quotes from the authors he studies Pretty much exclusively western centered and old white men written by an old white man, take it with a grain of salt I will keep it on my shelf to go back to my margin notes for thoughtful insights Whether or not there is any practical implication, well Ho l impressione di uno di quei libri il di cui autore dispone di un ego ipertrofico, necessitando stivali da pescatore per poterlo leggere.Qualcuno dovrebbe dirgli che l ipotesi documentaria JEDP inerente gli autori del Pentateuco, negli ultimi anni stata messa seriamente in discussione e parrebbe non raccogliere pi consensi.La copertina orribile. Like a good university lecture easy on the eyes, but so dense with information, you have to read it slowly Erudite. El nivel de erudici n con que Bloom interpreta lo que escribe siempre es muy exigente e ilustrativo, m s cuando los autores son de su predilecci n Shakespeare aparece en todo este ensayo sobre la sabiduria, no creo que haya sido el m s sabio de los literatos, para m Plant y Jesucristo en occidente tendr el puesto m s excelso Mis lecturas de Plat n, debo precisar, se situan en un nivel esoter co y sus di logos son acerca del alma y ser Occidente tiene muchos problemas con esta ex gesis M s El nivel de erudici n con que Bloom interpreta lo que escribe siempre es muy exigente e ilustrativo, m s cuando los autores son de su predilecci n Shakespeare aparece en todo este ensayo sobre la sabiduria, no creo que haya sido el m s sabio de los literatos, para m Plant y Jesucristo en occidente tendr el puesto m s excelso Mis lecturas de Plat n, debo precisar, se situan en un nivel esoter co y sus di logos son acerca del alma y ser Occidente tiene muchos problemas con esta ex gesis M s all , el libro de Bloom es una mezcla de interpretaci n personal sima y deconstruye el paradigma occidental monoteista del judaismo y cristianismo m s la tradici n laica de autores por los que pasa vinculado toda la producci n hist rica y cultural del hombre occidental Su aportaci n es un vistazo general de las pautas que confecci n lo que creemos es la sabiduria o alguien sabio EL texto, una vez el autor abandona la vida, sobrevive y educa a toda aquella persona suficientemente sensible para recibir el mensaje cifrado y oculto en los exisiquistos dialogos, ensayos, aforismos y poemas que estas luminarias nos legaron Ellos, como pocos, logramos penetrar en los misterios de la naturaleza y en forma escrita lo pusieron para los que nunca lograremos lo mismo