Daily Archives: March 1, 2019

But Is It Necessary?

One of the obvious insights that one gains from reading a lot of books as I do is the understanding that a lot of books are simply not necessary.  The question of necessity, though, depends much on the specific purposes … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: .38 Special

It is easy to think that one knows a band from a small selection of its music sometimes, and certainly .38 Special was in that category of bands.  Growing up in rural central Florida, I heard some of their music … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Anatomy Of Influence

The Anatomy Of Influence:  Literature As A Way Of Life, by Harold Bloom There are many reasons why this is a terrible book.  At least it is an honestly terrible book.  There are some books where the author tries to … Continue reading

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Book Review: How To Read A Book And Why (2)

How To Read A Book And Why, by Harold Bloom As entertaining as the author is to read, there are some deep problems with this book.  Any author who is content to make casual libels of conservatives and religious folk … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Anxiety Of Influence

The Anxiety Of Influence:  A Theory Of Poetry, by Harold Bloom There is the raw material, or at least the germ of an idea, for a good book somewhere in this mess.  There are some books that are simply ill-conceived … Continue reading

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