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Where Shall Wisdom Be Found?


Harold Bloom (View Bio)
Hardcover: Riverhead, 2004.

Where Shall Wisdom Be Found?
A #1 Best Seller in Italy
A Boston Globe Best Seller

"Passionate and prolific literary critic Bloom grown more munificent in sharing his erudition and appreciation, discoverites, and opinions with each book.... Bloom's immersion in and gratitude for these diverse and inexhaustible works will inspire readers to be on the lookout for wisdom in every work that speaks to them." — Booklist

"Invariably rewarding and rich.... Another work of uncompromised literary analysis, thought, and feeling, from the mind of Bloom: towering, real, invaluable." — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Harold Bloom has always been a prodigious literary critic and scholar, brimming with his elegantly spun erudition...thrusting his views and ideas out into the public realm with great gusto and exuberance.... In this superb compendium of wit and insight, he rummages through literature, pouncing on bits and visions of wisdom as if trying, as we all do, to hold back death or at least come to terms with it.... Line after superb line...his aphoristic style...bristles with reverlation and passion to his heartfelt insights and plunderings of the soul.... This is a book to revel in, argue with, muse over.... Magnificent." — Providence Journal

"Bloom elevates criticism to the level of literature itself." — The New York Times Book Review

"Beginning with Job and Ecclesiastes, and ranging from Plato, Homer, Cervantes, Shakespeare, Montaigne, Francis Bacon, [Samuel] Johnson and Goethe to Emerson, Nietzsche, Freud and Proust, Bloom writes gracefully about each as he evaluates by comparison and teases out indicators of their subtle interrelationships.... In his intricate discussion of each great writer, Bloom offers the rich perceptions of a scholar drawing on the whole of a long and thoughtful career." — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Another masterly work that poses the age-old question from the Book of Job, 'Where shall wisdom be found?'" — Library Journal

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