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Books by Harold Bloom (On Reserve)

Books About Harold Bloom (On Reserve)

Other Books By Harold Bloom

Other Books About Harold Bloom

Selected Articles About Harold Bloom

Books by Harold Bloom

On Reserve in Meyer Library

The Anxiety of Influence: A Theory of Poetry. New York: Oxford University Press, 1973; 2d ed., 1997.
Meyer Reserves PN1031 .B53

A Map of Misreading. New York: Oxford University Press, 1975.
Meyer Reserves PR504 .B56

Kabbalah and Criticism. New York : Seabury Press, 1975.
Meyer Reserves BM526 .B55

Agon: Towards a Theory of Revisionism. New York : Oxford University Press, 1982.
Meyer Reserves PN1031 .B528

The Western Canon: The Books and School of the Ages. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1994.
Meyer Reserves PN81 .B545

Omens of Millennium: The Gnosis of Angels, Dreams, and Resurrection. New York: Riverhead Books, 1996.
Meyer Reserves BF1999 .B65146

Books About Harold Bloom

On Reserve in Meyer Library

Allen, Graham. Harold Bloom: A Poetics of Conflict. New York: Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1994.
Meyer Reserves PR29 .B57 A55 1994

This book succinctly introduces Bloom's work through the early 1990s and thoughtfully critiques its premises. Proceeding chronologically through Bloom's career with particular attention to The Anxiety of Influence and A Map of Misreading , chapters first analyze Bloom's books on their own terms. Then Allen relates Bloom's ideas to rival critics such as Jacques Derrida and Jerome McGann and to competing methodologies such as Deconstruction and New Historicism, before concluding each chapter with his own revisions to Bloom's Romantic view of culture as the conflict of "a few 'strong personalities.' "

De Bolla, Peter. Harold Bloom: Towards Historical Rhetorics. London: Routledge, 1988.
Meyer Reserves PR29.B57D4

Focused primarily on The Anxiety of Influence and A Map of Misreading , this book explores the historical, or "diachronic," nature of rhetoric produced by Bloom's conceiving poetry as the product intergenerational conflict. De Bolla devotes separate chapters Bloom's ideas of influence, misreading, and tropes.

Fite, David. Harold Bloom: The Rhetoric of Romantic Vision. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1985.
Meyer Reserves PR29.B57F5 1985

Acknowledging that Bloom is "a notoriously difficult critic," this book offers a clearly written account of the evolution of Bloom's thought through Agon (1982). Fite first analyzes the early books' celebration of "the moral heroism" of the major Romantics' "agnostic faith in the mythopoetic" power of poetry. He then shows how Bloom's faith in the autonomy of the Romantic imagination develops into his theory of the "anxiety of influence" where "poetry, revisionism,and repression, verge upon a melancholy identity." The book is especially good in explaining Bloom's "revisionary ratios" and the nature of his "antithetical criticism."

Other Books by Harold Bloom

Shelley's Mythmaking. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1959.

The Visionary Company: A Reading of English Romantic Poetry. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1961. Rev. and enlarged ed. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1971.

Blake's Apocalypse: A Study in Poetic Argument. Anchor Books: New York: Doubleday and Co., 1963.

Yeats. New York: Oxford University Press, 1970.

The Ringers in the Tower: Studies in Romantic Tradition. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1971.

Poetry and Repression: Revisionism from Blake to Stevens New Haven: Yale University Press, 1976.
(A review of this work is available online.)

Figures of Capable Imagination. New York: Seabury Press, 1976.

Wallace Stevens : The Poems of our Climate. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1977.

Deconstruction and Criticism. New York: Seabury Press, 1980.

The Flight to Lucifer : A Gnostic Fantasy. New York: Vintage Books, 1980.

The Breaking of the Vessels. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1982.

The Book of J translated from the Hebrew by David Rosenberg; interpreted by Harold Bloom. New York : Chelsea House Publishers, 1988.
(A review of this work is available online. See the listing of New York Times book reviews.)

Ruin the Sacred Truths: Poetry and Belief from the Bible to the Present. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1989.
(A review of this work is available online.)

The American Religion: The Emergence of the Post-Christian Nation. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992.

Other Books About Harold Bloom

Finkelstein, Norman. The Ritual of New Creation: Jewish Tradition and Contemporary Literature. Albany: State University of New York Press, c1992.

Meyerowitz, Rael. Transferring to America: Jewish Interpretation of American Dreams. Albany, NY : State University of New York Press, c1995.

Mileur, Jean-Pierre. Literary Revisionism and the Burden of Modernity. Berkeley: University of California Press, c1985.

O'Hara, Daniel T. The Romance of Interpretation: Visionary Criticism from Pater to de Man. New York: Columbia University Press, 1985.

Sauerberg, Lars Ole. Versions of the Past-visions of the Future: The Canonical in the Criticism of T.S. Eliot, F.R. Leavi, Northrop Frye, and Harold Bloom. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, London : Macmillan Press ; New York, NY : St. Martin's Press, 1997.

Schultz, William R., Genetic Codes of Culture?: The Deconstruction of Tradition by Kuhn, Bloom, and Derrida. New York: Garland Pub., 1994.

Selected Articles About Harold Bloom

Altevers, Nannette. "The Revisionary Company: Harold Bloom's 'Last Romanticism.'" New Literary History: A Journal of Theory and Interpretation. v. 23 #2, 1992 Spring: p. 361-82.

Arac, Jonathan. "The Criticism of Harold Bloom: Judgment and History." Centrum: Working Papers of the Minnesota Center for Advanced Studies in Language, Style, and Literary Theory. v. 6, 1978: p. 32-42.

Axelrod, Steven Gould. "Harold Bloom's Enterprise." Modern Philology: A Journal Devoted to Research in Medieval and Modern Literature. v. 81 # 3, 1984: p. 290-297.

Bassett, Sharon. "Tristes Critiques: Harold Bloom and the Sorrows of Secular Art." Literature and Psychology. v. 27, 1977: p. 106-12.

Beach, Christopher "Ezra Pound and Harold Bloom: Influences, Canons, Traditions, and the Making of Modern Poetry." ELH. v. 56 # 2, 1989 Summer: p. 463-483.

Eiland, Howard. "Harold Bloom and High Modernism." Boundary 2: A Journal of Postmodern Literature. v. 5, 1977: p. 935-42.

Ende, Stuart A. "The Melancholy of the Descent of Poets: Harold Bloom's The Anxiety of Influence: A Theory of Poetry." Boundary 2: A Journal of Postmodern Literature. v. 2, 1974: p. 608-15.

Horstmann, Ulrich. "The Over-Reader: Harold Bloom's Neo-Darwinian Revisionism." Poetics: International Review for the Theory of Literature. v. 12 # 2-3. 1983: p. 139-149.

Norris, Christopher. "Harold Bloom: A Poetics of Reconstruction." British Journal of Aesthetics. v. 20, 1980: p. 67-76.

Polansky, Steve. "A Family Romance-Northrop Frye and Harold Bloom: A Study of Critical Influence." Boundary 2: A Journal of Postmodern Literature. v. 9 # 2, 1981 Winter: p. 227-245.

Rosenfeld, Alvin. "'Armed for War': Notes on the Antithetical Criticism of Harold Bloom." Southern Review. v. 13, 1977: p. 554-66.

Schneidau, Herbert N. "Harold Bloom and the School of Resentment: Or, Canon to the Right of Them." Arizona Quarterly: A journal of American Literature, Culture, and Theory. v. 51 # 2, 1995 Summer: p. 127-41.

Siegumfeldt, Inge Birgitte. "Bloom, Derrida, and the Kabbalah: The invocation of Ancestral Voices." Orbis Litteraru. v. 49, 1994: p. 307-314.

Sparks, Elisa Kay "Old Father Nile: T. S. Eliot and Harold Bloom on the Creative Process as Spontaneous Generation." in Engendering the Word: Feminist Essays in Psychosexual Poetics. ed. Temma F. Berg and others. University of Illinois Press: Urbana, 1989: p. 51-80.

Zapf, Hubert "Elective Affinities and American Differences: Nietzsche and Harold Bloom." in Nietzsche in American Literature and Thought. ed. Manfred Putz. Columbia, SC: Camden House, 1995: p. 337-55.


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