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Monday, March 05, 2007

Harold Bloom's Encouraging Words

" The Alice books by Lewis Carroll are the finest literary fantasies ever written. They will last forever, and the Harry Potter books are going to wind up in the rubbish bin. The first six volumes have sold, I am told, 350 million copies. I know of no larger indictment of the world's descent into subliteracy."

- Harold Bloom to Newsweek. When asked for the name of "an important book that you admit you haven't read", the man replied: "I cannot think of a major work I have not ingested."


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