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    DescriptionBloom's The Anxiety of Influence, an insightful study of Romantic poets and the relation between tradition and the individual artist, has sold over 17,000 copies in paperback since 1984 and remains a central work of criticism for students of literature. For the second edition, Bloom offers a new introduction which explains the genesis of his thinking and the subsequent influence of the book on literary criticism of the past twenty years.


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    Title
    The Anxiety of Influence
    Subtitle
    A Theory of Poetry
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Prof. Harold Bloom
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 204
    Width: 134 mm
    Height: 200 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780195112214
    ISBN 10: 0195112210
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    BIC subject category V2: DSBF, DSC
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AB
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DSBD
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
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    BIC subject category V2: CFG
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15700
    Ingram Subject Code: PO
    Libri: I-PO
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T General Subject: 495
    B&T Approval Code: A23303000
    DC21: 808.1
    BISAC V2.8: LIT014000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
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    BISAC V2.8: POE000000
    BIC subject category V2: 2AB
    BISAC V2.8: LIT006000
    LC classification: PN1031 .B53 1996, PN1031.B53
    Thema V1.0: CFG, DSBF, DSC, DSB
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Publication date
    03 July 1997
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Harold Bloom is Sterling Professor of the Humanities at Yale University and Berg Professor of English at New York University. He is the author of numerous publications including A Map of Misreading, Yeats, The Book of J, The American Religion, The Western Canon, and Omens of the Millennium.
    Review quote
    From reviews of the first edition "Bloom has helped to make the study of Romantic poetry as intellectually and spiritually challenging a branch of literary studies as one may find."--The New York Times Book Review"This book will assuredly come to be valued as a major twentieth-century statement on the subject of tradition and individual talent."--David J. Gordon, The Yale Review
    Back cover copy
    Harold Bloom's The Anxiety of Influence has cast its long shadow of influence since it was first published in 1973. Through an insightful study of Romantic poets, Bloom puts forth his central vision of the relations between precursors and the individual artist. His argument that all literary texts are a strong misreading of those that precede them had an enormous impact on the practice of criticism and post-structuralist literary theory. The book remains a central work of criticism for all students of literature. Written in a moving personal style, anchored by concrete examples, and memorable quotations, this second edition of Bloom's classic work maintains that the anxiety of influence cannot be evaded - neither by poets nor by responsible readers and critics. A new introduction, centering upon Shakespeare and Marlowe explains the genesis of Bloom's thinking, and the subsequent influence of the book on literary criticism of the past quarter of a century.