The Anatomy of Bloom: Harold Bloom and the Study of Influence and Anxiety

The Anatomy of Bloom: Harold Bloom and the Study of Influence and Anxiety

by Alistair Heys

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The Anatomy of Bloom: Harold Bloom and the Study of Influence and Anxiety by Alistair Heys

Here at last is a comprehensive introduction to the career of America's leading intellectual. The Anatomy of Bloom surveys Harold Bloom's life as a literary critic, exploring all of his books in chronological order, to reveal that his work, and especially his classic The Anxiety of Influence, is best understood as an expression of reprobate American Protestantism and yet haunted by a Jewish fascination with the Holocaust.

Heys traces Bloom's intellectual development from his formative years spent as a poor second-generation immigrant in the Bronx to his later eminence as an international literary phenomenon. He argues that, as the quintessential living embodiment of the American dream, Bloom's career-path deconstructs the very foundations of American Protestantism.

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ISBN-13: 9781441177636
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 07/31/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 292
File size: 914 KB

About the Author

Alistair Heys is Lecturer in Romantic Literature at the Paisii Hilendarski University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria. He is the author of R.S. Thomas and Romanticism (2004) and editor of Byron and the Isles of Imagination (2009).
Alistair Heys is Lecturer in Romantic Literature at the Paisii Hilendarski University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria. He is the author of R.S. Thomas and Romanticism and editor of Byron and the Isles of Imagination.

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