This book,'' begins Bloom, & an attempt to recover the power, the danger, and the beauty of eros under the tutelage of its proper teachers and knowers, the poets.
This book,'' begins Bloom, & an attempt to recover the power, the danger, and the beauty of eros under the tutelage of its proper teachers and knowers, the poets. Bloom looks out on the wreckage of modern social life-the lost marriage of his colleagues, the loveless couplings of his students, the thorough devaluation of domestic life and privacy-and states the obvious fact that something has gone seriously awry.
Love and Friendship dissects Rousseau's invention of Romantic love, meant to provide a new basis for human connection, amid the atomism of bourgeois society, and exposes the reasons for its ultimate failure
Love and Friendship dissects Rousseau's invention of Romantic love, meant to provide a new basis for human connection, amid the atomism of bourgeois society, and exposes the reasons for its ultimate failure. Bloom tells of the Romantics' idea of the sublime and Freud's theory of sublimation. He takes us into the universe of Shakespeare's plays, where love is a natural phenomenon that gives rise to both the brightest hopes and the bitterest conflicts and disappointments. Finally, Bloom offers a fresh reading of the greatest work on eros, Plato's Symposium.
Love and Friendship book. Allan David Bloom was an American philosopher, essayist and academic. Bloom championed the idea of 'Great Books' education, as did his mentor Leo Strauss
Love and Friendship book. Bloom championed the idea of 'Great Books' education, as did his mentor Leo Strauss. Bloom became famous for his criticism of contemporary American higher education, with his views being expressed in his bestselling 1987 book, The Closing of the American Mind. Books by Allan Bloom. Mor. rivia About Love and Friendship.
No one can make us love love as much as Shakespeare, and no one can make us despair of it as effectively as he does. A. S. Byatt, Washington Post Book World. William Shakespeare is the only classical author to remain widely popular-not only in America but throughout the world-and Allan Bloom argues that this is because no other writer holds up a truer mirror to human nature. At his death in 1992, Allan Bloom was the John U. Nef Distinguished Service Professor in the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago.
5 Love and Friendship. 7 Bibliography on Allan Bloom. Bloom's last book, which he dictated while in the hospital dying, and which was published posthumously, was Love and Friendship, an offering of interpretations on the meaning of love.
Love in Bloom Series. A sinfully sexy and heartwarming series. Cover Design: Natasha Brown. World literary press. Printed in the united states of america. Friendship on Fire is the sixth book in the Love in Bloom series, and the third book of The Bradens.
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Books'Love and Friendship'. Bloom did not propagate "ultra conservative ideas. Supported by. 'Love and Friendship'. If Ms. Pollitt had paused over the contradiction she herself observed between Bloom's statements about beauty and friendship on the one hand and the ideas of "the family-values crowd" on the other, she might have at least begun to understand the truly radical nature of Bloom's thoughts.