Bloom, Haraold,: Tha Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life
Book Number: 6023
Yale University Press, United States, 2011. Hardcover. As New/Near Fine. First Edition. First Impression. Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 357 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket is in as new condition, apart from normal shop shelf wear - contains no tears or chips or other damage. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This book is available and will be shipped within two business days. All items are tracked and details are available on request. . For more than half a century, Bloom has shared his profound knowledge of the written word with students and readers. In this, his most comprehensive and accessible study of influence, Bloom leads us through the labyrinthine paths which link the writers and critics who have informed and inspired him for so many years. The result is "a critical self-portrait," a sustained meditation on a life lived with and through the great works of the Western canon: Why has influence been my lifelong obsessive concern? Why have certain writers found me and not others? What is the end of a literary life? Featuring extended analyses of Bloom's most cherished poets-Shakespeare, Whitman, and Crane-as well as inspired appreciations of Emerson, Tennyson, Browning, Yeats, Ashbery, and others, The Anatomy of Influence adapts Bloom's classic work The Anxiety of Influence to show us what great literature is, how it comes to be, and why it matters. Each chapter maps startling new literary connections that suddenly seem inevitable once Bloom has shown us how to listen and to read. A fierce and intimate appreciation of the art of literature on a scale that the author will not again attempt, The Anatomy of Influence follows the sublime works it studies, inspiring the reader with a sense of something ever more about to be. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature & Literary; United States; Philosophy. ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9780300167603. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6023.