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The Resource The shadow of a great rock : a literary appreciation of the King James Bible, Harold Bloom

The shadow of a great rock : a literary appreciation of the King James Bible, Harold Bloom

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The shadow of a great rock : a literary appreciation of the King James Bible
Title
The shadow of a great rock
Title remainder
a literary appreciation of the King James Bible
Statement of responsibility
Harold Bloom
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The King James Bible stands at'the sublime summit of literature in English, 'sharing the honor only with Shakespeare, Harold Bloom contends in the opening pages of this illuminating literary tour. Distilling the insights acquired from a significant portion of his career as a brilliant critic and teacher, he offers readers at last the book he has been writing'all my long life, 'a magisterial and intimately perceptive reading of the King James Bible as a literary masterpiece. Bloom calls it an'inexplicable wonder'that a rather undistinguished group of writers could bring forth such a magnificent work of literature, and he credits William Tyndale as their fountainhead. Reading the King James Bible alongside Tyndale's Bible, the Geneva Bible, and the original Hebrew and Greek texts, Bloom highlights how the translators and editors improved upon--or, in some cases, diminished--the earlier versions. He invites readers to hear the baroque inventiveness in such sublime books as the Song of Songs, Ecclesiastes, and Job, and alerts us to the echoes of the King James Bible in works from the Romantic period to the present day. Throughout, Bloom makes an impassioned and convincing case for reading the King James Bible as literature, free from dogma and with an appreciation of its enduring aesthetic value"--Publisher's description
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Bloom, Harold
Dewey number
220.5/203
Index
index present
LC call number
BS186
LC item number
.B56 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • BIBLES
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Religion
  • Philosophy & Religion
  • Christianity
Label
The shadow of a great rock : a literary appreciation of the King James Bible, Harold Bloom
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Publication
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Note
Includes index
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Contents
The Bible as literature -- The Hebrew Bible -- The five books of Moses -- Four heroines -- David (1 and 2 Samuel to 1 kings 2) -- The prophets -- Psalms 1 -- Psalms 2 -- Proverbs -- Job -- Ecclesiastes -- The song of songs -- The Apocrypha -- The hidden books -- Esdras -- Tobit -- The wisdom of Solomon -- Ecclesiasticus: the wisdom of Ben Sira --The history of Susanna -- The Greek new testament -- The literary merit of the Greek new testament -- Mark -- John -- The writings of Paul -- Hebrews -- James -- Revelation
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754842195
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1 online resource (311 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780300180015
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)754842195
Label
The shadow of a great rock : a literary appreciation of the King James Bible, Harold Bloom
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Bible as literature -- The Hebrew Bible -- The five books of Moses -- Four heroines -- David (1 and 2 Samuel to 1 kings 2) -- The prophets -- Psalms 1 -- Psalms 2 -- Proverbs -- Job -- Ecclesiastes -- The song of songs -- The Apocrypha -- The hidden books -- Esdras -- Tobit -- The wisdom of Solomon -- Ecclesiasticus: the wisdom of Ben Sira --The history of Susanna -- The Greek new testament -- The literary merit of the Greek new testament -- Mark -- John -- The writings of Paul -- Hebrews -- James -- Revelation
Control code
754842195
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (311 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300180015
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt113fz7
  • 529d17f9-93f8-4af2-87e2-47eaf17e0da9
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)754842195

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