Reading, Writing and the Influence of Harold Bloom

Reading, Writing and the Influence of Harold Bloom

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Synopsis

Reading, writing and the influence of Harold Bloom takes the work of the world's best-known living literary critic and discovers what it is like to read 'with', 'against' and 'beyond' his ideas. The editors, Alan Rawes and Jonathon Shears, introduce the collection by assessing the impact of Bloom's brand of agonistic criticism on literary critics and its ongoing relevance to a discipline attempting to redefine and settle on its collective goals. Firmly grounded in, though not confined to, Bloom's first specialism of Romantic Studies, the volume contains essays that examine Bloom's debts to high Romanticism, his quarrels with feminism, his resistance to historicism, the tensions with the 'Yale School' and his recent work on Shakespeare and genius. Crucially, chapters are also devoted to putting Bloom's anxiety-themed ratios into practice on the poetry of Wordsworth, Shelley, Keats and D. H. Lawrence, amongst others. The Harold Bloom that emerges from this collection is by turns divisive and unifying, marginalised and central, radical and conservative.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780719077012
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 809
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 286
Weight: 498g
Height: 216mm
Width: 138mm
Spine width: 30mm