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    "rip to a real one. he had the worst take on nearly every book"

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    Quote Originally Posted by version View Post
    "rip to a real one. he had the worst take on nearly every book"
    Ugh Twitter
    Αι ψυχαί οσμώνται καθ΄ Άιδην.

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    Reddit actually, but it's definitely "Twitterspeak". Everyone writes like they're working for Buzzfeed these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corpsey View Post
    Bloom's greatest crime was instilling a mania for canon-completion in Oliver Craner.
    Has he moved on from The Bible yet?

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    Surprised he hasn't chipped in on this thread yet. He hero worships Bloom and also he loves the ladies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beagle View Post
    1.5 pages and no Craner?

    Waste thread.
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    on that note bloom on the bible isn't bad but i haven't read dick else by him ofc
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    It says bless the lads and it means bless the lads.
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    i don't know, probably some marxist cultural theory or something
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    gabber terrorism is fun but not all the time, sometimes you gotta be sophisticated or sulky for the ladies.
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    Idly browsing through some Bloom quotes, I think even the communist resentnick Luka might be in sympathy with these ones:

    “We read deeply for varied reasons, most of them familiar: that we cannot know enough people profoundly enough; that we need to know ourselves better; that we require knowledge, not just of self and others, but of the way things are. Yet the strongest, most authentic motive for deep reading…is the search for a difficult pleasure.”
    ― Harold Bloom

    “Aesthetic value emanates from the struggle between texts: in the reader, in language, in the classroom, in arguments within a society. Aesthetic value rises out of memory, and so (as Nietzsche saw) out of pain, the pain of surrendering easier pleasures in favour of much more difficult ones ... successful literary works are achieved anxieties, not releases from anxieties.”
    ― Harold Bloom, The Western Canon: The Books and School of the Ages
    Αι ψυχαί οσμώνται καθ΄ Άιδην.

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