Release on 2011 | by Harold Bloom,Sterling Professor of the Humanities Harold Bloom
A Literary Appreciation of the King James Bible
Author: Harold Bloom,Sterling Professor of the Humanities Harold Bloom
Pubpsher: Yale University Press
Examines the King James translation of the Bible, comparing it with other translations and noting its superiority over previous editions, and highlights the influences of the King James Bible in literature from the Romantic era to today.
A biographical masterpiece and a compelling narrative, James Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson overflows with an extravagant wealth of personal anecdotes, social commentary, witty conversation, and profound psychological analysis. Two centuries after its creation, Boswell's vivid and intimate portrait of his friend continues to fascinate the scholar, the critic, and the common reader alike.
From the greatest tragedy of the 20th century rose a generation of writers determined to tell their stories and carry on the legacy of those who perished. This title provides a critical perspective on the works that captured the somber period in Western history.
Harold Bloom and the Study of Influence and Anxiety
Author: Alistair Heys
Pubpsher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Category: Literary Criticism
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.