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August 21, 2011


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My copy is finally here and I am thrilled! Thank you so much for letting us know about this book--and for the essay. Bravo to you!

In fact, I am going to post a link to "Harold Bloom: Born to Teach" on my FB wall with the words above. Perhaps I can even figure out how to "share"--but please do not be disappointed if the Techno-Idiot fails in this endeavor. I have no left brain and apologize for this failing.

While I couldn't "share," I managed four consecutive posts on the T-site, and in the proper order! Stunned by this Major Accomplishment, I then posted the following on my personal FB wall AND beneath an item by Phillip Gourevitch on the Home Wall!--(I have successfully twitted this with the previously omitted thanks to Mr. Lehman and also to Ivan C. Lett at Yale University Press, who sent the book to me for coverage in "Down--But Not Out--In Mississippi and Elsewhere." I am nearly overwhelmed by this sudden burst of Techno-Wizardry. Whence? Why? I know! It's because I was writing about the Bible! So thank you too, God!)

Next, or as soon as I can finish a letter of recommendation and find a marvelous statement delivered by Dave Smith about the KJB, delivered at the Millennial Gathering of Southern Writers, a truly GRAND Acommplishment on the part of Kate Daniels!

Of course read & reflect & even act. Yes, Prof. Bloom is that once in several generations reader, scholar, writer. Even our poet of the mind.

"The act of the mind," I'd add, plus a question: has DL written more about UNDER THE SHADOW OF A GREAT ROCK? If so, I can't find the piece, which is hardly unusual.

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on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

from New and Selected Poems by David Lehman

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