“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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Archived from the original on October 8, Bloom continued to write about influence theory throughout the seventies and eighties, and he has written little since that does garold invoke his ideas about influence.


She said that what she alleged Bloom did was not harassment, either legally or emotionally, and she did not think herself a “victim”, but that she had harbored this secret for 21 years. He received a MacArthur Fellowship in Retrieved March 15, He has expressed great admiration for the Canadian poets Anne Carsonparticularly her verse novel Autobiography of Red, and A.

Inhe became a founding patron of Ralston Collegea new institution in Savannah, Georgiathat focuses on primary texts.


Yale University Press, Dictionary of Literary Biography. Wolf rated it really liked it Jun 03, Kyle rated it it was amazing Oct 13, From Chaucer Through Frost.

Ayon she came to the door of my house unbidden, my youngest son turned her away. Joseph rated it it was amazing Feb 05, Literary criticwriter, professor. Retrieved June 25, The Western Canon also included a list—which aroused more widespread interest than anything else in the volume—of all the Western works from antiquity to the present that Bloom considered either permanent members of the canon of literary classics, or among more recent works candidates for that status.

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Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. They further envisaged this anonymous writer as a woman attached to the court of the successors of the Israelite kings Aon and Solomon —a piece of speculation which drew much attention. Webarchive template wayback links CS1 maint: There was a problem adding your email address. Versions of the Past—Visions of the Future: In other projects Wikiquote.

University of Massachusetts Press. In these, he defended the High Romantics against neo-Christian critics influenced by such writers as T.

Agon: Towards a Theory of Revisionism

He drew a sharp distinction between “strong poets” who perform “strong misreadings” of their precursors, and “weak poets” who simply repeat the ideas of their precursors as though following a kind of doctrine. Books by Harold Bloom. In Omens of MillenniumBloom identifies these American religious blolm as on the periphery of an old — and not inherently Christian — gnostic, religious tradition which invokes a complex of ideas and experiences concerning angelologyinterpretation agn dreams as prophecynear-death experiencesand millennialism.


The first of these books, Yeatsa magisterial examination of the poetchallenged the conventional critical view of his poetic career.

Marydanielle marked it as to-read Nov 27, 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 Anxiety of Influence: In his survey, Shakespeare: Ruin the Sacred Truths: In addition to considering how much influence a writer has had on later writers, Bloom proposed the concept of “canonical strangeness” cf.

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