>four century old book's new edition has introduction by modern writer
>book has introduction by Harold Bloom
>no relation to the book; just Bloom talking about Shakespeare and referring to himself as an 'old gnostic'
the introduction to that Hart Crane collected poems is like that
he talks more about walt whitman in it and his own experience reading Crane as a 12 year old than he does about Crane or his poetry kek
>John Green with an introduction by Beowolf
You're missing the best chunk, just before that last paragraph
The Introduction laments, out of nowhere, that “We do not have
, the play Shakespeare wrote, with John Fletcher, after read-
ing Thomas Shelton’s contemporaneous translation of
Therefore we cannot know what Shakespeare thought about Cervantes,
though we can surmise his delight” (xxiv). Of course, if we haven’t read
Cervantes’ novel yet, we have to wonder who this Cardenio fellow is.