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For more than half a century, Harold Bloom has shared his profound knowledge of the written word with students and readers. In this, his most comprehensive and accessible study of influence, Bloom leads us through the labyrinthine paths that link the writers and critics who have informed and inspired him for so many years. The result is "a critical self-portrait," a sustained meditation on a life lived with and through the great works of the "Western canon. Featuring extended analyses of Blooms most cherished poets- Shakespeare, Whitman, and Crane-as well as inspired appreciations of Emerson, Tennyson, Browning, Yeats, Ashbery, and others, The Anatomy of Influence adapts Blooms classic work The Anxiety of Influence to show us what great literature is, how it comes to be, and why it matters. Book jacket.
Harold Bloom is Sterling Professor of the Humanities at Yale University. He lives in New Haven, CT.
Table of Contents
|The Point of View for My Work as a Critic|
|Literary Love||p. 3|
|Sublime Strangeness||p. 16|
|The Influence of a Mind on Itself||p. 25|
|Shakespeare, the Founder|
|Shakespeare's People||p. 35|
|The Rival Poet: King Lear||p. 48|
|Shakespeare's Ellipsis: The Tempest||p. 62|
|Possession in Many Modes: The Sonnets||p. 78|
|Hamlet and the Art of Knowing||p. 87|
|Milton's Hamlet||p. 94|
|Joyce … Dante … Shakespeare … Milton||p. 109|
|Dr. Johnson and Critical Influence||p. 126|
|The Skeptical Sublime|
|Anxieties of Epicurean Influence: Dryden, Pater, Milton, Shelley, Tennyson, Whitman, Swinburne, Stevens||p. 133|
|Leopardi's Lucretian Swerve||p. 162|
|Shelley's Heirs: Browning and Yeats||p. 172|
|Whose Condition of Fire? Merrill and Yeats||p. 194|
|Whitman and the Death of Europe in the Evening Land|
|Emerson and a Poetry Yet to Be Written||p. 209|
|Whitman's Tally||p. 218|
|Death and the Poet: Whitmanian Ebbings||p. 235|
|Notes Toward a Supreme Fiction of the Romantic Self||p. 248|
|Near the Quick: Lawrence and Whitman||p. 255|
|Hand of Fire: Hart Crane's Magnificence||p. 266|
|Whitman's Prodigals: Ashbery, Ammons, Merwin, Strand, Charles Wright||p. 294|
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