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* Bloom, Harold. The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of the King James Bible. Yale Univ. Sept. 2011. c.320p, index. ISBN 9780300166835. $28. REL
To Bloom (Sterling Professor of the Humanities, Yale; The Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life), only Shakespeare rivals the supreme literary merit of the King James Bible (1611). Its development by a group of more than 50 translators divided into six committees, five of which were chaired by an "undistinguished group of writers," produced an "inexplicable wonder" that Bloom analyzes in relationship net only to the Hebrew and Greek original versions, but also to various …