Contemporary Poets, New Edition

Contemporary Poets, New Edition

by Harold Bloom (Editor)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781604135886
Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/01/2009
Series: Bloom's Modern Critical Views Series
Edition description: New
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 14 Years

About the Author

One of our most popular, respected, and controversial literary critics, Yale University professor Harold Bloom's books -- about, variously, Shakespeare, the Bible, and the classic literature -- are as erudite as they are accessible.


New York, New York and New Haven, Connecticut

Date of Birth:

July 11, 1930

Place of Birth:

New York, New York


B.A., Cornell University, 1951; Ph.D., Yale University, 1955

Table of Contents

Editor's Note vii

Introduction Harold Bloom 1

Apocalypse Then: Merwin and the Sorrows of Literary History Marjorie Perloff 9

Periodizing Ashbery and His Influence Stephen Paul Miller 31

Re-Versing the Past: Adrienne Rich's Outrage Against Order Barbara L. Estrin 55

Contemporary American Poetry Roger Gilbert 79

Treasure Box Anthony Hecht 93

The Sower Against Gardens Linda Gregerson 109

Self-Deception and Self-Knowledge in John Hollander's Poetry David Bromwich 129

Jorie Graham's "New Way of Looking" Willard Spiegelman 137

Hall of Voices: Richard Howard Langdon Hammer 167

The Modern Element in Criticism Adam Kirsch 185

Chronology 191

Contributors 195

Bibliography 197

Acknowledgments 201

Index 203

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