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Harry Blamires (1916–2017)

Autor de The New Bloomsday Book

44 Obras 2,689 Miembros 25 Reseñas 2 Preferidas

Sobre El Autor

Harry Blamires is a highly respected teacher and author of important works including The Christian Mind and The Tyranny of Time.

Incluye los nombres: H. Blamires, Harry Blamires

Créditos de la imagen: Harry Blamires 1998 By FloreBlam - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=64361260

Obras de Harry Blamires

The New Bloomsday Book (1966) 775 copias, 13 reseñas
The Bloomsday Book (1966) 129 copias
The Penguin Guide to Plain English (2000) 94 copias, 1 reseña
On Christian Truth (1982) 82 copias, 1 reseña
New Town: A Fable...Unless You Believe (2005) 53 copias, 3 reseñas
Cassell Guide to Common Errors in English (1997) 49 copias, 1 reseña
The offering of man (1960) 30 copias
Cold war in hell (1955) 23 copias
The devil's hunting grounds (1954) 20 copias
Word Unheard (1969) 14 copias
Highway to Heaven (1984) 14 copias
The tyranny of time; a defence of dogmatism (1965) — Autor — 13 copias
The Victorian Age of Literature (1988) 5 copias, 1 reseña
Meat Not Milk (1988) 5 copias
Correcting your English (1996) 4 copias
Marks of the Maker (1987) 4 copias
Kirkbride and Company (1961) 2 copias

Etiquetado

Conocimiento común

Fecha de nacimiento
1916-11-06
Fecha de fallecimiento
2017-11-21
Género
male
Nacionalidad
UK
Lugares de residencia
England, UK
Ocupaciones
theologian
literary critic
novelist
teacher
Relaciones
Lewis, C. S. (tutor)
Organizaciones
King Alfred's College, Winchester (head of the English department)

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This is a very useful companion to Ulysses. It simply explains what's going on, so I would have liked more annotation about hidden references and controversial points.
 
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Elanna76 | 12 reseñas más. | May 2, 2024 |
Blamires' "The New Bloomsday Book" is an incredible scholarly achievement. Line by line he gives us all the background needed to understand the context and direction of Ulysses. With detailed references he also provides all the information necessary to delve even deeper into Ulysses. Blamires' work is both accessible to the reader and invaluable for any further study of Ulysses.

A question that did come to mind in reading Blamires was what is the distinction (if any) between providing information/context on a work and interpreting a work. Blamires does both.

In all honesty, I lack the expertise, intellect, and/or credentials to credibly challenge Blamires' interpretations of Ulysses. Yet, I do begin to chafe when Blamires begins to "interpret" and provide the "meaning" of sections. One could say, reasonably, that if I don't want interpretation, don’t read a "guide". I accept that charge.

However, that does leave me with another question. What is the validity of "interpreting" works of fiction? And, is a novel meant to be decoded or simply experienced? Is the author simply dressing up for show her/his theories and/or perspectives in the wardrobe of elaborate prose and plotting? Or, could it be that the author actually intends the ambiguity produced in their work as it reflects the ambiguity of life/experience? Do we do a disservice to the author and the work when we provide exegesis? Do we create the illusion of orthodox and heterodox interpretations of a work?

I lean to the position of experiencing the work. But I also realize that my extremely meager formal education in literature probably both supports and requires that position.
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colligan | 12 reseñas más. | Dec 20, 2022 |
Written in 1999 about the loss of the Christian assumptions of the West. Highlights various areas, from the family, through education to democracy, and other issues, where previous Christian principles are now ignored, denigrated or relegated to the private sphere. Comes across as a bit bad tempered at times. Quite light weight, not thorough, perhaps tries to cover too many fields.
Packer only wrote the foreword.
½
 
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oataker | Sep 10, 2020 |
 
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Adammmmm | 12 reseñas más. | Sep 10, 2019 |

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