Talk:The Western Canon: The Books and School of the Ages

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No mention of criticism[edit]

  • SURELY* there has been criticism of this work since it came out in 1994; however there is no mention of that.

I would really like to see "the other side of the story."

In my opinion Bloom's thesis essentially boils down to, "everybody SAYS it's good, so it MUST be good if it's in the Western Canon. I mean . . . it's SHAKESPEARE, for crying out loud!!!" What do anti-canonizers say in *response* to that? Some of the answers to Bloom (1994) may be obvious but some may be more subtle and complex, and it would be nice to see what they are. There *must* have been a discussion stimulated by this work; and yet there is no mention of that.

68.196.248.241 (talk) 03:39, 17 September 2012 (UTC)

Main article[edit]

Is this article really needed? Perhaps it should be merged into the main article, where Bloom is already mentioned? Rwood128 (talk) 13:49, 5 April 2016 (UTC)