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Ruin the Sacred Truths Poetry and Belief from the Bible to the Present (The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures) by Harold Bloom

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Number of Pages218
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ISBN 100674780280
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Ruin the Sacred Truths. He also explores his own personal relationship to the character. The book also becomes an extraordinarily moving argument for literature as a path to and a measure of our humanity. Lear; The Great Image of Authority By: Harold Bloom. Ruin the sacred truths: poetry and belief from the Bible to the present User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict Taking Oscar Wilde's premise that criticism is "the only civilized form of autobiography,'' Bloom uses the Norton Lectures to present his personal encounter with Western authors from the 3/5(1). Ruin the Sacred Truths Poetry and Belief from the Bible to the Present. Harold Bloom. Add to Cart Product Details. PAPERBACK. $ • £ • € ISBN Publication Date: 09/01/ Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration along with selected art from the book. Ruin the Sacred Truths: Poetry and Belief from the Bible to the Present Audible Audiobook – Unabridged Harold Bloom (Author), Mort Crim (Narrator), University Press .

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The audiobook edition of Ruin the Sacred Truths; Poetry and Belief from the Bible to the Present by Harold Bloom, narrated by Mort Crim, is produced by University Press surveys with majestic view the literature of the West from the Old Testament to Samuel Beckett He provocatively rereads the Yahwist (or J) writer, Jeremiah, Job, Jonah, the Iliad, the Aeneid, . An unguarded, somewhat informal study of poetic struggle and human faith, by the unsinkably prolific Harvard dynast of modern literary criticism. Bloom (Poetry and Repression, Shelley's Mythmaking, etc.) has never been so critically intimate as in this pseudotestimonial on belief and poetry. Personal affinity rather than academic intrigue seems to have determined the literary . The title of "Ruin the Sacred Truths" is taken from Andrew Marvell's lines on "Paradise Lost." Marvell, himself no mean poet, and Milton's assistant while Milton was Latin Secretary to the Council of State in Oliver Cromwell's Government, feared at first that Milton might ruin those truths, but found it was not so. But therein lies the probable rub: to Bloom (Ruin the Sacred Truths, , etc.), J was not a religious writer, and the stories of the Creation, of the Patriarchs, of Joseph, of Moses, were not for her holy tales, not at all (note the her: Bloom, through a close reading of Rosenberg's translation, concludes that J was a woman, likely of the.