(urth) Blood Meridian - still utterly and completely off topic

Daniel D Jones ddjones at riddlemaster.org
Sun Oct 1 05:57:11 PDT 2006

On Saturday 23 September 2006 10:55, Daniel D Jones wrote:
> Second, the volume I picked up included Harold Bloom's introduction.  After
> reading it, I'm tempted to smack him upside the head with Stephen King's
> latest novel.  Wouldn't you assume that a literary critic would realize
> that an introduction is read BEFORE you read the book, and that giving away
> the ending of the work in question is probably not a good idea?  If anyone
> else decides to read the book, you might want to read Bloom's intro as an
> afterward.

Just to set the record straight, I've found out that Bloom did not write the 
essay as an introduction to the book.  It's part of a longer work which 
discusses several novels.  The blame for selecting it as an introduction 
belongs to some nameless editor, not to Bloom.

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