The Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life. Harold Bloom.
The Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life
The Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life
The Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life
The Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life

The Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life

ISBN: 9780300167603
New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2011. First Edition. Hardcover. "In this, his critical summa, Harold Bloom returns to the issue of influence, his signature theme. Ever since his classic work The Anxiety of Influence appeared almost forty years ago, Bloom has been the world's most eloquent authority on literary relationships. With erudition and panache, The Anxiety of Influence overturned generations of conventional wisdom by showing that great works of literature do not spring into the world fully formed. They emerge through impassioned and intensely competitive struggles with the great works that have come before them. Expanding and revising his earlier commentary for a new generation of readers, The Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life explains why these intensely competitive struggles offer the key to literary understanding and appreciation." (from front flap) The late work of culminative literary scholarship by Harold Bloom (1930-2019), the great American academician, critic & prolific author. Here Bloom analyzes & finds profound connections from such towering classic writers as William Shakespeare, John Milton, Walt Whitman & James Joyce to their descendants of his own generation including John Ashbery & James Merrill. Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket, first edition, first printing as indicated by number sequence on copyright page. An essential collectible in the Bloom canon of literary-critical scholarship. Book in very fine condition, substantially mint inside & out. Dust jacket very fine with only a bit of wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of front, back covers, spine & flaps; light, sparse rubbing to back cover. Very Fine / Very Fine. [Item #4208]

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