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Author Bloom, Harold.

Title The anatomy of influence : literature as a way of life / Harold Bloom.

Imprint New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, c2011.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  801.3 B623a 2011    ---  Available
 Parsons Non-Fiction  801 B655    ---  Available
Description x, 357 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Praeludium -- pt. 1. The point of view for my work as a critic -- Literary love -- Sublime strangeness -- The influence of a mind on itself -- pt. 2. Shakespeare, the founder -- Shakespeare's people -- The rival poet : King Lear -- Shakespeare's ellipsis : The tempest -- Possession in many modes : the sonnets -- Hamlet and the art of knowing -- Milton's Hamlet -- Joyce . . . Dante . . . Shakespeare . . . Milton -- Dr. Johnson and critical influence -- pt. 3. The skeptical sublime -- Anxieties of Epicurean influence : Dryden, Pater, Milton, Shelley, Tennyson, Whitman, Swinburne, Stevens -- Leopardi's Lucretian swerve -- Shelley's heirs : Browning and Yeats -- Whose condition of fire? Merrill and Yeats -- pt. 4. Whitman and the death of Europe in the evening land -- Emerson and a poetry yet to be written -- Whitman's tally -- Death and the poet : Whitmanian ebbings -- Notes toward a supreme fiction of the romantic self -- Near the quick : Lawrence and Whitman -- Hand of fire : Hart Crane's magnificence -- Whitman's prodigals : Ashbery, Ammons, Merwin, Strand, Charles Wright.
Summary Bloom leads readers through the labyrinthine paths which link the writers and critics who have informed and inspired him for so many years.
Subject Literature -- Appreciation.
Literature -- Philosophy.
Authors and readers.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Bloom, Harold.
Literature -- Philosophy.
Literature -- Influence.
ISBN 9780300167603 (hc. : alk. paper)
0300167601 (hc. : alk. paper)

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