“Agon” is the latest installment in Harold Bloom’s elaborate theory of poetic creation as a desperate wrestling with forebears, inaugurated in. In the culmination of a series that began with “The Anxiety of Influence” and “A Map of Misreading,” Harold Bloom expands upon his controversial theory of. Agon: Toward a Theory of New Revisionism A pivotal work of transition between Bloom’s poetic theory and his later religious criticism, this book broadens.
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Before writing this book, Bloom spent a decade studying the Romantic poets of the early nineteenth century. In these, he defended the High Romantics against neo-Christian critics influenced by such writers as T. He elsewhere predicted that the Mormon and Pentecostal strains of American Christianity would overtake mainstream Protestant divisions in popularity in the next few decades.
The Flight to Lucifer: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Mmime added it Jun 12, Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. Roger marked it as to-read Feb 26, In author Naomi Wolf wrote an article for New York Magazine accusing Harold Bloom of a sexual “encroachment” more than two decades earlier, by touching her thigh. The Breaking of the Vessels. Versions of the Past—Visions of the Future: Kenneth Burkewho is a charming fellow and a very powerful critic, but I don’t come from Burke, I come out of Frye.
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Agon: Towards a Theory of Revisionism
From Chaucer Through Frost. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. In Wgon American ReligionBloom surveyed the major varieties of Protestant and post-Protestant religious faiths that originated in the United States and argued that, in terms of their psychological hold on their adherents, most shared more in common with gnosticism than with historical Christianity.
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A Reading of English Romantic Poetry. Inhe became a founding patron of Ralston Collegea new institution in Savannah, Georgiathat focuses on primary texts. Of American novelists, he declared in that “there are four living American novelists I know of who are still at hatold and who deserve our praise”.
Leavis, Northrop Frye, and Harold Bloom. I am nothing if not Jewish Bloom then entered a phase of what he called “religious criticism”, beginning in with Ruin the Sacred Truths: Cover of the first edition. Oscar marked it as to-read Apr 10, From this theoretical perspective, Bloom re-examines Freud, religious sources of literature, literary modes such as fantasy, and the sequence of American writers that includes Emerson, Whitman, Wallace Stevens, Hart Crane, and John Ashbery.
Bloom had a contentious approach: From this theoretical perspective, Bloom re-examines Freud, religious sources of literature, literary modes such as fantasy, and the sequenc In the culmination of a series that began with “The Anxiety of Influence” and “A Map of Misreading,” Harold Bloom expands upon his controversial theory of revisionism, which he views as a contest of opposing artistic and moral drives. Bloom has been a member of the Yale English Department since It ravished my heart away.
More Wrestling With Forebears
In the late s, Bloom told an interviewer: The Names Divinehe revisits some of the territory he covered in The Book of J in discussing the significance of Yahweh and Jesus of Gaon as literary characters, while casting a critical eye on historical approaches and asserting the fundamental incompatibility of Christianity and Judaism. Towards a Theory of Revisionism by Harold Bloom.
Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow features his canon of the “twentieth-century Harolc Sublime”, the greatest works of American art produced in the 20th century.
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