HAROLD BLOOM (1930 - )

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  • Anthologies:

  • Selected Edited Works:

    • Romanticism and Consciousness: Essays in Consciousness.  New York: Norton, 1970. 

  • Selected Individual Works:

    • The Shadow of a Great Rock: a Literary Appreciation of the King James Bible.  New Haven: Yale UP, 2011.

    • The Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life.  New Haven: Yale UP, 2011.

    • Jesus and Yahweh: the Names Divine.  Riverhead, 2005.

    • How to Read and Why.  New York: Charles Scribner, 2001.

    • Shakespeare: the Invention of the Human.  Riverhead, 1999.

    • The Western Canon: the Books and Schools of the Ages.  Oxford: OUP, 1994.

    • Ruin: the Sacred Truth.  1989.

    • Poetics of Influence.  1988.

    • Agon: Towards a Theory of Revisionism.  Oxford: OUP, 1982.

      • "Freud and the Sublime: a Catastrophe Theory of Creativity."  91-118.

        • Psychoanalytic Literary Criticism.  Ed. Maud Ellmann.  London: Longman, 1994.  173-195.

    • The Breaking of the Vessels.  1982. 

    • Deconstruction and Criticism.  By Bloom, Geoffrey Hartman, Jacques Derrida, and J. Hillis Miller.  New York: Continuum, 1979.  Rpt. 2005.

    • Wallace Stevens: the Poems of our Climate.  Ithaca, NY: Cornell UP, 1977.

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

    • Poetry and Repression: Revisionism from Blake to Stevens.  New Haven: Yale UP, 1976.

      • "Poetry, Revisionism, and Repression."  Twentieth Century Literary Theory: a Reader.  Ed. K. M. Newton.  New York: St. Martin's, 1997.

      •  209-213.
      • "Poetry, Revisionism, Repression."  Critical Theory Since 1965 Ed. Hazard Adams and Leroy Searle.  Tallahassee: UP of Florida, 1986.  331-344.

    • Kabbalah and Criticism.  New York : Seabury, 1975.

    • A Map of Misreading.  Oxford: OUP, 1975.  2nd Ed. 2003.

      • "The Dialectics of Poetic Tradition."  Twentieth Century Literary Theory: an Introductory Anthology.  Ed. Vassilis Lambropoulos and David Neal MillerAlbany: SUNY Press, 1986.  163-173.
      • "The Dialectics of Poetic Tradition."  Critical Theory Since Plato.  Ed. Hazard Adams.  New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1971.  1183-1189.
    • The Anxiety of Influence: a Theory of Poetry.  Oxford: OUP, 1973.  2nd Ed. 1997.

      • "'Introduction: a Meditation upon Priority, and a Synopsis' and 'Interchapter: a Manifesto for Criticism.'"  Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism.  Ed. Vincent Leitch, et al.  New York: Norton, 2001. 
      • 1797-1805.
      • "A Meditation upon Priority."  The Critical Tradition: Classic Texts and Contemporary Trends.  Ed. David H. Richter.  Boston: Bedford, 1998.
      •   1028-1033.
      • "A Meditation upon Priority and a Synopsis."  Authorship from Plato to the Postmodern: a Reader.  Ed. Sean Burke.  Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 1995.  131-139.
      • "The Anxiety of Influence."  The Theory of Criticism: from Plato to the Present.  Ed. Raman Selden.  London: Longman, 1988.  415-417.
    • The Ringers in the Tower: Studies in Romantic Tradition.  Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1971.

    • Yeats.  Oxford: OUP, 1970.

      • "Yeats and 'Sailing to Byzantium.'"  Literary Theories in Praxis.  Ed. Shirley Staton.  Pennsylvania: U of Pennsylvania P, 1987.  313-320.

    • Blake's Apocalypse: a Study in Poetic Argument.  Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1963.

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

    • "The Internalisation of Quest-Romance."  Yale Review 58 (1969): . 

      • Romanticism and Consciousness: Essays in Consciousness.  New York: Norton, 1970.  3-24

    • Shelley's Mythmaking.  New Haven: Yale UP, 1959.




  • Anthologies:

    • Rawes, Alan, and Jonathon Shears, eds.  Reading, Writing and the Influence of Harold BloomManchester: Manchester UP, 2010.

  • Selected Individual Works:

    • Allen, Graham.  Harold Bloom: a Poetics of Conflict.  New York: Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1994.

    • Altevers, Nannette.  "The Revisionary Company: Harold Bloom's 'Last Romanticism.'"  New Literary History 23.2 (1992): 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 6 (1978): 32-42.  Rpt. in Critical Genealogies: Historical Situations for Postmodern Literary Studies.  New York: Columbia UP, 1987.  11-23.

    • Axelrod, Steven Gould.  "Harold Bloom's Enterprise."  Modern Philology 81.3 (1984): 290-297.

    • Beach, Christopher.  "Ezra Pound and Harold Bloom: Influences, Canons, Traditions, and the Making of Modern Poetry."  ELH 56.2 (1989): 463-483.

    • De Bolla, Peter.  Harold Bloom: Towards Historical Rhetorics.  London: Routledge, 1988.

    • De Man, Paul.  "Review of Harold Bloom's Anxiety of Influence."  Comparative Literature 26.3 (1974): 169-175.

      • Blindness and Insight: Essays in the Rhetoric of Contemporary Criticism.  2nd Ed.  Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1983.  267-276.

    • Ende, Stuart A.  "The Melancholy of the Descent of Poets: Harold Bloom's The Anxiety of Influence: a Theory of Poetry."  Boundary 2 2 (1974): 608-15.

    • Fite, David.  Harold Bloom: the Rhetoric of Romantic VisionAmherst: U of Massachusetts P, 1985.

    • Handleman, Susan.  Slayers of Moses: the Emergence of Rabbinic Interpretation in Modern Literary Theory.  1982.

    • Horstmann, Ulrich.  "The Over-Reader: Harold Bloom's Neo-Darwinian Revisionism." Poetics 12.2-3 (1983): 139-149.

    • Lentricchia, Frank.  "Harold Bloom: the Spirit of Revenge."  After the New Criticism.  Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1980.  318-346.
    • Mileur, Jean-Pierre.  Literary Revisionism and the Burden of ModernityBerkeley: U of California P, c1985.

    • Norris, Christopher.  "Harold Bloom."  Deconstruction: Theory and Practice.  London: Methuen, 1982.  116-125.

    • Norris, Christopher.  "Harold Bloom: a Poetics of Reconstruction."  British Journal of Aesthetics 20 (1980): 67-76.

    • O'Hara, Daniel T.  The Romance of Interpretation: Visionary Criticism from Pater to de ManNew York: Columbia UP, 1985.

    • Polansky, Steve.  "A Family Romance: Northrop Frye and Harold Bloom: a Study of Critical Influence."  Boundary 2 9.2 (1981): 227-245.

    • Renza, Louis A.  "Influence."  Critical Terms for Literary Studies.  Ed. Frank Lentricchia and Thomas McLaughlin.  Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1990.  186-202.

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

    • Sauerberg, Lars Ole.  Versions of the Past, Visions of the Future: the Canonical in the Criticism of T. S. Eliot, F. R. Leavis, Northrop Frye, and Harold Bloom.  London: Macmillan; New York: St. Martin's, 1997.

    • Schneidau, Herbert N.  "Harold Bloom and the School of Resentment: Or, Canon to the Right of Them."  Arizona Quarterly 51.2 (1995): 127-41.

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

    • Sparks, Elisa Kay.  "Old Father Nile: T. S. Eliot and Harold Bloom on the Creative Process as Spontaneous Generation."  Engendering the Word: Feminist Essays in Psychosexual Poetics.  Ed. Temma F. Berg, et al.  Urbana: U of Illinois P, 1989.  51-80.



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