Wednesday 9 November 2011

The Spectator on Harold Bloom on the King James Bible

The Spectator carries a brief review by Matthew Richardson of Harold Bloom’s The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of the King James Bible (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011).

Under the title ‘A quirky dish’, Richardson notes that Bloom’s book ‘excels in showing the ways the Bible has influenced later literature’, but ‘is too often marred by the author’s idiosyncrasies’.

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