Yeats

Yeats

by Harold Bloom
     
 

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At once praised and condemned by his contemporaries and by critics ever since for his highly complex poetic vision, William Butler Yeats remains one of the most important and controversial twentieth-century poets. In what has become a classic work of literary criticism, award-winning critic Harold Bloom breaks new ground with his radical interpretation of Yeats'

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At once praised and condemned by his contemporaries and by critics ever since for his highly complex poetic vision, William Butler Yeats remains one of the most important and controversial twentieth-century poets. In what has become a classic work of literary criticism, award-winning critic Harold Bloom breaks new ground with his radical interpretation of Yeats' relationship to the English Romantic tradition. Yeats tells the continuous story of the lifelong influence of Shelley, Blake, and the Romantic tradition upon Yeats' work. Through his analysis of the full spectrum of Yeats' poems and plays, Bloom offers a profound reinterpretation of poetic influence in general.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195016031
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/28/1972
Series:
Galaxy Book 378 Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
1,252,815
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 5.31(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile:
1500L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

Harold Bloom is Sterling Professor of Humanities at Yale University. He is the author of many books, including Agon: Towards a Theory of Revisionism, The Anxiety of Influence: A Theory of Poetry, and Wallace Stevens: The Poems of Our Climate, and co-editor with Lionel Trilling of Romantic Poetry and Prose and Victorian Poetry and Prose.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
New York, New York and New Haven, Connecticut
Date of Birth:
July 11, 1930
Place of Birth:
New York, New York
Education:
B.A., Cornell University, 1951; Ph.D., Yale University, 1955

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