Possessed by Memory: The Inward Light of Criticism

Harold Bloom (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$35.00
Publisher
Knopf Publishing Group
Publish Date
April 16, 2019
Pages
544
Dimensions
6.5 X 1.8 X 9.3 inches | 2.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780525520887

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About the Author

Harold Bloom was a Sterling Professor of Humanities at Yale University and a former Charles Eliot Norton Professor at Harvard. His more than forty books include The Anxiety of Influence, Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human, The Western Canon, The American Religion, and The Daemon Knows: Literary Greatness and the American Sublime. He was a MacArthur Fellow, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the recipient of many awards and honorary degrees, including the American Academy of Arts and Letters' Gold Medal for Belles Lettres and Criticism, the Catalonia International Prize, and Mexico's Alfonso Reyes International Prize.

Reviews

"Describe is what he does, perhaps more brilliantly than anyone else alive."
--Esquire

"The great critic revisits the literature that has meant most to him. "
--The New York Times

"Our era's Samuel Johnson...Possessed by Memory really is a kind of valediction... Bloom has loved literature deeply--and that love is, even in the face of death, a life-giving force."
--Commonweal Magazine

"These essays reveal a deeply personal attachment and fresh perspective. An eloquent and erudite rereading of the author's beloved works."
--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"A rich lifetime of readership and scholarship can be found within the covers of this equally rich book."
--Publishers Weekly