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How to read and why
Bloom, Harold
Adult Nonfiction Z1003 .B58 2000

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ContentsPage
Prefacep. 19
Prologue: Why Read?p. 21
I. - Short Stories
Introductionp. 31
"Bezhin Lea"p. 32
"Kasyan from the Beautiful Lands"p. 34
"The Kiss"p. 37
"The Student"p. 39
"The Lady with the Dog"p. 40
"Madame Tellier's Establishment"p. 43
"The Horla"p. 44
"Hills Like White Elephants"p. 46
"God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen"p. 47
"The Snows of Kilimanjaro"p. 48
"A Sea Change"p. 50
"A Good Man Is Hard to Find"p. 52
"Good Country People"p. 52
"A View of the Woods"p. 53
Vladimir Nabokovp. 54
"The Vane Sisters"p. 54
"Tlon, Ugbar, Orbis Tertius"p. 58
"Gogol's Wife"p. 61
Invisible Citiesp. 62
Summary Observationsp. 65
II. - Poems
Introductionp. 69
Housman, Blake, Landor, and Tennysonp. 70
"Into My Heart an Air That Kills"p. 71
"The Sick Rose"p. 71
"On His Seventy-fifth Birthday"p. 72
"The Eagle"p. 73
"Ulysses"p. 74
"Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came"p. 79
Song of Myselfp. 89
Dickinson, Btonte, Popular Ballads, and "Tom O'Bedlam"p. 94
Poem 1260, "Because That You Are Going"p. 95
"Stanzas: Often Rebuked, Yet Always Back Returning"p. 97
"Sir Patrick Spence"p. 99
"The Unquiet Grave"p. 102
"Tom O'Bedlam"p. 104
Sonnet 121, "'Tis Better to Be Vile Than Vile Esteemed"p. 111
Sonnet 129, "Th' Expense of Spirit in a Waste of Shame"p. 113
Sonnet 144, "Two Loves I Have, of Comfort and Despair"p. 114
Paradise Lostp. 116
"A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal"p. 121
"My Heart Leaps Up When I Behold"p. 123
The Rime of the Ancient Marinerp. 124
Shelley and Keatsp. 129
The Triumph of Lifep. 129
"La Belle Dame Sans Merci"p. 134
Summary Observationsp. 138
III. - Novels, Part I
Introductionp. 143
Don Quixotep. 145
The Charterhouse of Parmap. 150
Emmap. 156
Great Expectationsp. 162
Crime and Punishmentp. 166
The Portrait of a Ladyp. 173
In Search of Lost Timep. 181
The Magic Mountainp. 187
Summary Observationsp. 193
IV. - Plays
Introductionp. 199
Hamletp. 201
Hedda Gablerp. 218
The Importance of Being Earnestp. 224
Summary Observationsp. 231
V. - Novels, Part II
Moby-Dickp. 235
As I Lay Dyingp. 239
Miss Lonelyheartsp. 245
The Crying of Lot 49p. 249
Blood Meridianp. 254
Invisible Manp. 263
Song of Solomonp. 269
Summary Observationsp. 272
Epilogue: Completing the Workp. 277


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