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Re: Bloom on Hamlet
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.1481  Tuesday, 22 July 2003

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        Date:   Monday, 21 Jul 2003 10:29:07 -0500
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[2]     From:   Martin Steward <
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        Date:   Monday, 21 Jul 2003 16:37:25 +0100
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        Date:   Monday, 21 Jul 2003 13:15:38 -0400
        Subj:   SHK 14.1477 Re: Bloom on Hamlet

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        Date:   Monday, 21 Jul 2003 11:03:04 -0700 (PDT)
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From:           R. A. Cantrell <
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Date:           Monday, 21 Jul 2003 10:29:07 -0500
Subject: 14.1477 Re: Bloom on Hamlet
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.1477 Re: Bloom on Hamlet

Thanks for the heads up on Brantlinger. You might enjoy a kindred work,
FASHIONABLE NONSENSE, by Alan Sokal.

Professor Sokal's webpage is a great point of embarkation.

http://www.physics.nyu.edu/faculty/sokal.html

>Rather one Harold Bloom than a thousand Derridae. No Theory has ever
>helped me understand Shakespeare. I'm currently finishing up Who Killed
>Shakespeare? by Patrick Brantlinger: subtitled What's happened to
>English since the Radical Sixties. I still have Baudrillard's cynical
>reasoning and the end of history to look forward to.
>
>Thanks for the link Al,
>William Sutton

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From:           Martin Steward <
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Date:           Monday, 21 Jul 2003 16:37:25 +0100
Subject: Re: Bloom on Hamlet
Comment:        SHK 14.1477 Re: Bloom on Hamlet

"Rather one Harold Bloom than a thousand Derridae. No Theory has ever
helped me understand Shakespeare."

What, so Bloom doesn't peddle theories, then? Or even Theories?

What was that Keynesian quote, again?

I've found that a sound knowledge of English grammar - even a "love" of
it - has been helpful in my understanding of Shakespeare.

m

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Date:           Monday, 21 Jul 2003 13:15:38 -0400
Subject: Re: Bloom on Hamlet
Comment:        SHK 14.1477 Re: Bloom on Hamlet

William Sutton announces that

'No Theory has ever helped me understand Shakespeare'

Come, come. The capacity for involvement in any way of life -and so
language- derives from and depends upon abstract, systematised
'theoretical' knowledge --usually maintained outside awareness-- of how
its procedures work.  If you've ever read a page of Shakespeare, or
attended any performance of any of his plays without absolute
incomprehension, then you've done so as result of a theory. To be human
is to be a theorist.

T. Hawkes

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Date:           Monday, 21 Jul 2003 11:03:04 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 14.1477 Re: Bloom on Hamlet
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.1477 Re: Bloom on Hamlet

Wonderful, William.

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