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The Anxiety of Influence: A Theory of Poetry
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date April 10, 1997
Pages 155
Binding Paperback
Edition 2 sub
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780195112214
ISBN-10 0195112210
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.40 lbs.
Original list price $19.99
Other format details university press
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Harold Bloom's The Anxiety of Influence has cast its own long shadow of influence since it was first published in 1973. Through an insightful study of Romantic poets, Bloom puts forth his central vision of the relations between tradition and the individual artist. Although Bloom was never the leader of any critical "camp," his argument that all literary texts are a response to those that precede them had an enormous impact on the practice of deconstruction and poststructuralist literary theory in this country. The book remains a central work of criticism for all students of literature and has sold over 17,000 copies in paperback since 1984. Written in a moving personal style, anchored by concrete examples, and memorably quotable, Bloom's book maintains that the anxiety of influence cannot be evaded--neither by poets nor by responsible readers and critics.
This second edition contains a new Introduction, which explains the genesis of Bloom's thinking and the subsequent influence of the book on literary criticism of the past twenty years.criticism of the past twenty years. Here, Bloom asserts that the anxiety of influence comes out of a complex act of strong misreading, a creative interpretation he calls "poetic misprision." The influence-anxiety does not so much concern the forerunner but rather is an anxiety achieved in and by the story, novel, play, poem, or essay. In other words, without Keats's reading of Shakespeare, Milton, and Wordsworth, we could not have Keats's odes and sonnets and his two Hyperions.
Given the enormous attention generated by Bloom's controversial The Western Canon, this new edition is certain to find a readymade audience among the new generation of scholars, students, and layreaders interested in the Bloom cannon.


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2 sub edition from Oxford Univ Pr (April 10, 1997)
9780195112214 | details & prices | 155 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $19.99
About: Harold Bloom's The Anxiety of Influence has cast its own long shadow of influence since it was first published in 1973.
With Munir M. Hamad | from Oxford Univ Pr (February 13, 1975)
9780195018967 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $9.95
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About: Proposes a theory of poetry that concerns the way in which poets influence one another's work

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