How to Read and Why Summary
Harold Bloom

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How to Read and Why Summary

In "How to Read and Why", Harold Bloom describes a brief theory of the value of literature, and then discusses a number of books, poems and plays that provide some of the most exquisite pleasures reading can offer. Bloom's theory about the value of reading is rooted in the principle that the individual has many facets, and that literature introduces a reader to him or herself in uncanny ways. The benefit of reading, according to...

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