NOTICE: (Updated March 5, 2010)

Beginning December 19, 2009, Books 'N Border Collies will be posting but only intermittently while I pursue personal goals. I plan to share some reading I'm doing, but there will be no reviews. I will, however, be sharing my exploration of vegetarian cooking and the cookbooks and websites I use to educate myself. I hope you enjoy it!

Lezlie



Friday, October 30, 2009

Bloom's Literary Themes





After reading and enjoying The Grotesque from "Bloom's Literary Themes", I decided to order a second one, Alienation. I received it yesterday and after thumbing through it, I'm just as excited about this one as I was about the first! Once again, all the essays look like they will add not only to my personal knowledge about literature but also to my TBR. There are currently eight volumes in this series, and I'm thinking I will be collecting them all. I better get moving on that, because eight more come out in the first quarter next year! The volumes currently available are on the widget at the top of this post if you want to check them out. The ones coming next year will be:

Civil Disobedience
Taboo
Enslavement & Emancipation
Dark Humor
Sublime
Trickster
Colonization & Exploration
Sin & Redemption


Yeah. I want all the those, too. Especially Dark Humor! Do any of them look tempting to you?



9 comments:

Matt said...

Sin and redemption sounds intriguing to me. I've gotta go check them out at the store. I can't resist!

Lezlie said...

Matt ~ That one is high on my list, too. And Taboo. According to Amazon, Sin & Redemption isn't due out until March 30, 2010, so we'll have to be patient. Thankfully there are plenty others to keep busy with! :-)

Lezlie

zetor said...

Interesting reviews coming up no doubt. Thankyou for your good wishes on our Anniversary

damnedconjuror said...

I think you might enjoy The Art of Fiction by David Lodge. Check it out.

Lezlie said...

Zetor ~ You're welcome!

Damned Conjuror ~ I think that one is on the list of recommended reading from my Art of Reading course. I'll make sure to look for it! Thanks!

Lezlie

Hazra said...

I liked your review of The Grotesque. Alienation and Dark Humor sound really interesting. I'll be looking forward to your review.

By the way, drop by my blog. I have an award waiting for you!

Lezlie said...

Hazra ~ I'm glad you enjoyed the review! I'm planning on reading more books about literature in the future, so there is more of that kind of thing to look forward to!

And thank you so much for the award! I'll be right over!

Lezlie

Rebecca Reid said...

I just picked up the one on the Harlem Renaissance for info for the Feb. Classics Circuit! (Yes, we're planning waaaaaay ahead!)

Lezlie said...

Rebecca ~ I've been happy with every volume I've picked up from any of these Bloom/Chelsea House series. I can't wait to see what you think of it!

Lezlie