“Agon” is the latest installment in Harold Bloom’s elaborate theory of poetic creation as a desperate wrestling with forebears, inaugurated in. In the culmination of a series that began with “The Anxiety of Influence” and “A Map of Misreading,” Harold Bloom expands upon his controversial theory of. Agon: Toward a Theory of New Revisionism A pivotal work of transition between Bloom’s poetic theory and his later religious criticism, this book broadens.

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Once, I was walking up to campus, and she fell in with me and said, ‘May I walk with you, Professor Bloom? It ravished my heart away. Learn how and when to remove these template messages. The Books and School of the Ages. Bloom introduces bbloom six revisionary ratios in the following manner, which he consistently applies in this book as well as his successor volume titled A Map of Misreading. Statements consisting only of original research should be removed. The Book of J: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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Some writers succeed and some fail. Ryan rated it liked it May 12, This page was last edited on 21 Decemberat Menkah marked it as to-read Apr 28, Bloom’s central thesis is that poets are hindered in their creative process by the ambiguous relationship they necessarily maintained with precursor poets.


Harold Bloom – Wikipedia

Dictionary of Literary Biography. Observers often identified Bloom with deconstruction in the past, but he himself never admitted to sharing more than a few ideas with the deconstructionists. Retrieved from ” https: The Invention of the Human. Some elements of religious criticism were combined with his secular criticism in Where Shall Wisdom Be Foundand a more complete return to religious criticism was marked by the publication of Jesus and Yahweh: The Poetics of Influence: Yale University Blolm, Of Avon novelists, he haarold in that “there are four living American novelists I know of who are still at work and who deserve our praise”.

But I can’t understand a Yahweh, or a God, who could be all-powerful and all knowing and would allow the Nazi death camps and schizophrenia. The Names Divine “.

The Anxiety of Influence – Wikipedia

Bradley and others, who happen to gather explicit praise in the book. Bloom has said that he made the list off the top of his head at his editor’s request, and that he does not stand by it. Throughout the decade he also compiled, edited and introduced several major anthologies of poetry. She said that what she alleged Bloom did was not harassment, either legally narold emotionally, and she did not think herself a “victim”, but that she had harbored this secret for 21 years.


Anna marked it as to-read Feb 08, He has edited hundreds of anthologies. Asserting Shakespeare’s singular popularity throughout the world, Bloom proclaims him as the only multicultural author, and rather than the “social energies” historicists ascribe Shakespeare’s agln to, Bloom pronounces his modern academic foes — and indeed, all of society — to be “a parody of Shakespearian energies.



A Theory of Poetry. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The Shadow of a Great Rock”. Ashlin marked it as to-read Feb 03, Unsurprisingly, Bloom once again hloom “misprision,” “troping,” the three elements of “strong readings of belated poems”: Marydanielle marked it as to-read Nov 27, Poem Unlimited was published, an amendment to Shakespeare: The make the canon requires dealing with prior writers to make a new voice.

Agon: Towards a Theory of Revisionism

Harold Bloom should not be confused with American philosopher Allan Bloom. By the s, he regularly named A. De Bolla, Peter He received a MacArthur Fellowship in Bloom, Harold October 12, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I have tried to find an alternative father in Mr. As in The Western CanonBloom criticizes what he calls the “School of Resentment” for its failure to live up to the challenge of Shakespeare’s universality and instead balkanizing the study of literature through various multicultural and historicist departments.