Bloom's The Anxiety of Influence, is a study of Romantic poets and the relation between tradition and the individual artist. For the second edition, Bloom offers an introduction which explains the genesis of his thinking and the subsequent influence of the book on literary criticism of the past twenty years.
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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. The book remains a central work of criticism for all students of literature. Written in a moving personal style, anchored by concrete examples, and memorable quotations, this second edition of Bloom's classic work maintains that the anxiety of influence cannot be evaded - neither by poets nor by responsible readers and critics. A new introduction, centering upon Shakespeare and Marlowe explains the genesis of Bloom's thinking, and the subsequent influence of the book on literary criticism of the past quarter of a century.About the Author:
Harold Bloom is Sterling Professor of the Humanities at Yale University and Berg Professor of English at New York University. He is the author of numerous publications including A Map of Misreading, Yeats, The Book of J, The American Religion, The Western Canon, and Omens of the Millennium.
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 1973. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110195016130
Book Description Oxford University Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0195016130 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0037486
Book Description Oxford University Press, 1973. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0195016130