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Bloom, Harold
The anatomy of influence : literature as a way of life / Harold Bloom
Alternate Title Literature as a way of life
New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, c2011
book jacket
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 4th Floor  PN81 .B5449 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Literature -- Appreciation
Literature -- Philosophy
Authors and readers
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Subject Bloom, Harold
Physical Description x, 357 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents The point of view for my work as a critic. Literary love ; Sublime strangeness ; The influence of a mind on itself -- 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 -- 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 -- 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

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