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A map of misreading / Harold Bloom

Main Author Bloom, Harold, 1930- Country Reino Unido. Publication Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1980 Description 206 p. ; 21 cm ISBN 0-19-502809-0 CDU 82-1 82.0
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

The second volume in Harold Bloom's series of works which reveal his theory of revisionism, demonstrating his theory that patterns of imagery in poems represent both a response to and a defence against the influence of precursor poems.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Preface (p. xiii)
  • Introduction: a meditation upon misreading (p. 3)
  • Part I Charting the Territory
  • 1. Poetic origins and final phases (p. 9)
  • 2. The dialectics of poetic tradition (p. 27)
  • 3. The primal scene of instruction (p. 41)
  • 4. The belatedness of strong poetry (p. 63)
  • Part II The Map
  • 5. The map of misprision (p. 83)
  • 6. Testing the map: Browning's Childe Roland (p. 106)
  • Part III Using the Map
  • 7. Milton and his precursors (p. 125)
  • 8. In the shadow of Milton (p. 144)
  • 9. Emerson and influence (p. 160)
  • 10. In the shadow of Emerson (p. 177)
  • 11. In the shadow of the shadows: for now (p. 193)

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Harold Bloom was born on July 11, 1930 in New York City. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Cornell in 1951 and his Doctorate from Yale in 1955.

After graduating from Yale, Bloom remained there as a teacher, and was made Sterling Professor of Humanities in 1983. Bloom's theories have changed the way that critics think of literary tradition and has also focused his attentions on history and the Bible. He has written over twenty books and edited countless others. He is one of the most famous critics in the world and considered an expert in many fields. In 2010 he became a founding patron of Ralston College, a new institution in Savannah, Georgia, that focuses on primary texts.

His works include Fallen Angels, Till I End My Song: A Gathering of Last Poems, Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life and The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of The King James Bible.

Harold Bloom passed away on October 14, 2019 in New Haven, at the age of 89.

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