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The anatomy of Bloom : Harold Bloom and the study of influence and anxiety / Alistair Heys.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2014.
xiv, 261 pages ; 23 cm
Criticism and interpretation
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 élite.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-255) and index.
Bloom's Gnosis -- The Scene of Instruction -- Bloom and Derrida -- Bloom and De Man -- Bloom and New Historicism -- Bloom and Judaism -- Bloom and Protestantism.
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