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How To Read and Why

Reading is for discovering and augmenting the self!

By Harold Bloom
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How To Read and Why by Harold Bloom

How to Read and Why (2000) offers a broad introduction to some of the giants of Western literature, from William Shakespeare to Thomas Pynchon, and explains why we should read the great masterpieces composed by the world’s greatest writers.  

  • Avid readers who love great literature
  • People hoping to broaden their literary horizons
  • Fans of poetry, novels and good criticism

Harold Bloom is the Sterling Professor of Humanities at Yale University. An expert on William Shakespeare, he is the author of over a dozen books, including Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human and Wallace Stevens: The Poems of Our Climate.

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