Search Results: "Harold Bloom"


BOOK REVIEW

BLOOM by Deborah Diesen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"A lovely way of looking back on the year with a child who may not realize he or she has 'bloomed.' (Picture book. 3-7)"
Paralleling the planting of a garden in the fall and its blooming is the growth of a young girl and all the milestones that happen between fall and spring. Read full book review >

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BLOOM by Doreen Cronin
by Doreen Cronin, illustrated by David Small
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"If youngsters scratch their heads, take them to the yard or community garden to plant and make mud pies. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Cronin and Small combine talents in this fable for modern times: people who live in fragile kingdoms may need to get their hands dirty rebuilding. Read full book review >

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HAROLD by Hal Holbrook
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 20, 2011

"The events in this book end in 1958—meaning, one hopes, that a sequel will appear in short order."
Noted actor Holbrook serves up a charming but unsentimental memoir of his early life. Read full book review >

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BLOOM by Kelle Hampton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2012

"Sunny and inspiring."
A mother's optimistic account of the first year of life with her daughter, Nella, who was born with Down syndrome. Read full book review >

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BLOOM by Wil McCarthy
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Despite some conceptual problems, an ingenious yarn with challenging ideas, well-handled technical details and plenty of twists and turns: a whopping improvement on Murder in the Solid State (1996), though the sophomoric narrative voice is dismayingly similar. (Author tour)"
By the early 22nd century, artificially created life-forms—mycora—that can dissolve stone, metal, flesh, anything, with terrifying speed, have taken over the Earth, the Moon, and Venus; the only human survivors cower behind biological barriers far away in the asteroids (the Gladholders) or the moons of Jupiter and Saturn (the Immunity). Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"A gift for the lovelorn someone whose Valentine's Day wish doesn't come true, perhaps. (Picture book. 8+)"
Adolescent drama queens have nothing on an affected peppermint-pink piggy called Bloom who declares that she "will never love again" after her infatuated heart is broken by a blue butterfly (dubbed "a flying flower" by the lovesick pig) that does not return her affections. Read full book review >

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SHAKESPEARE by Harold Bloom
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 26, 1998

"Less interesting as a salvo in the ongoing culture wars than as an old-fashioned exercise in narrative criticism for the general reader and, as such, very nearly perfect."
A magisterial survey of the Bard's complete dramatic oeuvre by the always stimulating author of The Western Canon (1994). Read full book review >

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WOMEN WRITERS OF CHILDREN'S LITERATURE by Harold Bloom
NONFICTION
Released: Sept. 8, 1997

In the Women Writers of English and Their Works series, an entry that brings together 12 children's book (female) writers, most of them dead (Louisa May Alcott, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Louise Fitzhugh, Kate Greenaway, E. Nesbit, L.M. Montgomery, Beatrix Potter, P.L. Travers, Laura Ingalls Wilder), but three who are most definitely not: Madeleine L'Engle, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Katherine Paterson. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 11, 1994

"An unashamed spur to contention, and all the better for it: an elegant and erudite provocation."
One of our biggest critical gun fires a characteristically Olympian broadside into the canon debate, no quarter spared for the politically correct. Read full book review >

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Released: March 8, 1963

"A complex, challenging commentary."
William Blake was the messiah of the imagination; in poem after poem he reached the everlasting gospel of the intellect and will; a once-in-a-lifetime "original", he lived and died virtually unknown, unhonored. Read full book review >

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WHERE SHALL WISDOM BE FOUND? by Harold Bloom
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 7, 2004

"Another work of uncompromised literary analysis, thought, and feeling, from the mind of Bloom: towering, real, invaluable."
The latest from the venerable Bloom (Hamlet: Poem Unlimited, 2003, etc.) may not always be easy going, but it's invariably rewarding and rich. Read full book review >