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Harold Bloom

Full Name: Harold Bloom
Gender: Male
Hometown: New York City
Born: 1930-07-30
Number of Works: 809
Bloom is a literary critic, and currently a Sterling Professor of the Humanities at Yale University.

ISBN: 0791071685, 9780791071687
Keywords: cradle, cat, vonnegut, kurt
Pages: 176
Published: 2002
  • Rating: 80%

A critical overview of the work features the writings of Terry Southern, William S. Doxey, Jerome Klinkowitz, Richard Giannone, John L. Simons, James Lundquist, and other scholars. - After the bomb, Dad came up with ice / Terry Southern - Vonnegut's Cat's cradle / William S. Doxey - The private person as public figure / Jerome Klinkowitz - Cat's cradle / Richard Giannone - Tangled up in you : a playful reading of Cat's cradle / John L. Simons - From formula toward experiment : Cat's cradle and God bless you, Mr. Rosewater / Jerome Klinkowitz - Playful genesis and dark revelation in Cat's crad
ISBN: 157322751X, 9781573227513
Keywords: human, invention, shakespeare
Pages: 745
Published: 1998
  • Rating: 80%

The Shakespearean CanonWhere do personality and character come from? You may think they come from your parents, or you may think they come from God. If you belong to the "School of Resentment" Harold Bloom loves to deride, you may imagine character traits to be determined by one's location on the matrix of race, class, and gender. Whatever your position, chances are that you're wrong: Neither God nor family nor society invented you, but one William Shakespeare, "the man from Stratford." Such at least is the argument that literary critic Harold Bloom propounds in his ty
ISBN: 1573225142, 9781573225144
Keywords: ages, school, books, canon, western
Pages: 560
Published: 1994
  • Rating: 80%

Harold Bloom explores our Western literary tradition by concentrating on the works of twenty-six authors central to the Canon. He argues against ideology in literary criticism; he laments the loss of intellectual and aesthetic standards; he deplores multiculturalism, Marxism, feminism, neoconservatism, Afrocentrism, and the New Historicism. Insisting instead upon "the autonomy of the aesthetic," Bloom places Shakespeare at the center of the Western Canon. Shakespeare has become the touchstone for all writers who come before and after him, whether playwrights poets or storytellers. In
ISBN: 0684859076, 9780684859071
Keywords: read
Pages: 288
Published: 2000
  • Rating: 80%

Information is endlessly available to us; where shall wisdom be found?" is the crucial question with which renowned literary critic Harold Bloom begins this impassioned book on the pleasures and benefits of reading well. For more than forty years, Bloom has transformed college students into lifelong readers with his unrivaled love for literature. Now, at a time when faster and easier electronic media threatens to eclipse the practice of reading, Bloom draws on his experience as critic, teacher, and prolific reader to plumb the great books for their sustaining wisdom. Shedding all polemic
ISBN: 0195112210, 9780195112214
Keywords: poetry, theory, influence, anxiety
Pages: 155
Published: 1973
  • Rating: 80%

Harold Bloom's The Anxiety Of Influence has cast its long shadow of influence since it was first published in 1973. Through an insightful study of Romantic poets, Bloom puts forth his central vision of the relations between precursors and the individual artist. His argument that all literary texts are a strong misreading of those that precede them had an enormous impact on the practice of criticism and post structuralist literary theory.
ISBN: 0791059294, 9780791059296
Keywords: fahrenheit, bradbury, ray
Pages: 147
Published: 2000
  • Rating: 80%

-- Presents the most important 20th-century criticism on major works from The Odyssey through modern literature -- The critical essays reflect a variety of schools of criticism -- Contains critical biographies, notes on the contributing critics, a chronology of the author's life, and an index
ISBN: 0791093085, 9780791093085
Keywords: mockingbird, kill
Pages: 216
Published: 1988
  • Rating: 80%

Harold Bloom's introduction questions whether Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel that will endure or has had popularity merely as a time. Along with a collection of some of the best criticism available on his work, this text includes a brief biography of the author, structural and thematic analysis, an index of themes and ideas, and more. This series is edited by Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of the Humanities, Yale University; Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Professor of English, New York University Graduate School. These texts are the ideal aid for all students of literature, prese
ISBN: 0791081710, 9780791081716
Keywords: carried, things, brien, tim
Pages: 149
Published: 2004
  • Rating: 80%

Essential for any student of literature looking to enhance his or her reading experience, Bloom's Guides are highly useful for test preparation, independent scholarship, or book group discussions.
ISBN: 0060540419, 9780060540418
Keywords: frost, chaucer, language, english, poems
Pages: 1008
Published: 2004
  • Rating: 80%

The great critic presents his personal selection, with commentary, of the finest poems in the English language. This comprehensive anthology attempts to give the common reader possession of six centuries of great British and American poetry. The book features a large introductory essay by Harold Bloom called "The Art of Reading Poetry," which presents his critical reflections of more than half a century devoted to the reading, teaching, and writing about the literary achievement he loves most. In the case of all major poets in the language, this volume offers either the entire range