Friday, November 11, 2011

Intro

There needs to be a web 2.0 site dedicated to collating diverse opinions on 'canonical' literature. This non-blog is a prototype, using Blogger, which will ideally serve to bootstrap something more ambitious.

We will mostly limit ourselves to postwar fiction, starting with about 100 authors chosen by Harold Bloom, plus another 100 or so he neglected. Visitors are invited to submit one (shortish) comment on each author they feel strongly about. If you post a second comment on the same author, your first will be deleted, so consider it a re-write, not a postscript.

Authors
Criteria
Poems
Plays
Criticism

Bloom's omissions
Bloom's inclusions
Bloom's oddities
Theocratic/Aristocratic/Democratic/prewar Chaotic

Other canons:

Individual: Barger, Smiley, Burgess, Seymour-Smith, Funsten, Ukaunz, Borges, Koen, Burt, Raftery, Fadiman, Piegirl, Mesler, Berres, Urich, Froggie, Gioia1, Gioia2, Winalotta

Group: HungryMind, Observer, Modern Library (Board & Readers), StMarks, Time, BOMC, BBC, Harvard, Radcliffe, Hitchers, NYPubLib, KY, Northport, Cannon, Utah, Waterstones, Exclusive, Madison, Readable, TLS, Utne, Good, Kunde composite, Logos, JoCo, Library Journal, OCLC, Montana, Inspirica, BluePyramid, Friendswood, Counterpunch, Barron

Also: Mortimer Adler, Allan Bloom, Joyce's Oxen

Here's a custom search-engine for all these lists (find best-matches to your own list by separating titles or authors with 'OR'):




...It's skipping many pages-- try this three-part variant: [part 1] [part 2] [part 3]

4 comments:

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Jason said...

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I'll look forward to hearing back from you.

Thanks.

jmiletsky@pfsmarketwyse.com

Jason said...

I apologize for leaving this comment, but I couldn't find another way to contact you.

I'm trying to reach Jorn Barger, and while I'm not totally convinced this blog belongs to him...I am taking a shot.

My name is Jason Miletsky, and I am writing a college textbook entitled Principles of Internet Marketing. Blogging, and it's importance to the Web and social communication, will play a large roll in the book, and I'd like to request a brief phone interview to discuss your thoughts and history as the first recognized blogger.

The interview would be short (about 20 minutes), and you would have final sign off on the finished piece before it goes to press.

As one of the original pioneers in social media, I would consider it an honor to have you be part of the book, and believe that the students using this book would really benefit from hearing your thoughts.

I'll look forward to hearing back from you.

Thanks.

jmiletsky@pfsmarketwyse.com

Charles Pergiel said...

I'm looking at Robot Wisdom auxilary and I come across this line:

?!Haunting cLauper/GirlsFun cover (mp3)

I like Cindi and her song and I want to hear this version so I click on the link which takes me to:

http://letmeplaythemusic.blogspot.com/2008/11/greg-laswell.html

Where I find nothing about Cindi or girls or fun. Or maybe I'm just holding my mouth wrong.