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Harold Bloom

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In the New York Times Magazine last year, Adam Begley wrote: "(Harold Bloom) is a colossus among critics...Everything about him is outsized: an encyclopedic intellect, exuberant eccentricity, a massive love of literature. The legend of his genius, ratified by a 1985 MacArthur fellowship, spans four decades." That genius lies not only in his enormous intellect, but also in his uncanny ability to hit sensitive cultural nerves with his timely and provocative ideas. Case in point: Bloom's 1994 controversial best-seller The Western Canon, which took our entire literary tradition and fomented vehement debate among academics and non-academics alike. It was nominated... Read More

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The Complete Poetry & Prose of William Blake

Written by William Blake
Edited by David V. Erdman
Commentaries by Harold Bloom


Format: Trade Paperback, 1024 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 5, 1997
Price: $27.00

Edited by David V. Erdman. Commentary by Harold Bloom. This revised edition includes up-to-date work on variants, deleted lines, arrangements of poems and dating. An "Approved Edition" of the Committee on Scholarly Editions of the Modern Language Association. Read more >


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May 5, 2015
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The Daemon Knows
Literary Greatness and the American Sublime
Written by Harold Bloom


Format: Hardcover, 528 pages
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: May 5, 2015
Price: $35.00

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Also available as an eBook.

The Daemon Knows
Literary Greatness and the American Sublime
Written by Harold Bloom


Format: eBook, 528 pages
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: May 5, 2015
Price: $15.99

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Also available as a hardcover.

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Living with Shakespeare
Essays by Writers, Actors, and Directors
Written by Susannah Carson
Foreword by Harold Bloom


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $16.95

Why Shakespeare? What explains our continued fascination with his poems and plays? In Living with Shakespeare, Susannah Carson invites forty actors, directors, scholars, and writers to reflect on why his work is still such a vital part of our culture.

We hear from James Earl Jones on reclaiming Othello as a tragic... Read more >
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Living with Shakespeare
Essays by Writers, Actors, and Directors
Written by Susannah Carson
Foreword by Harold Bloom


Format: eBook, 528 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $10.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

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A Truth Universally Acknowledged
33 Great Writers on Why We Read Jane Austen
Edited by Susannah Carson
Foreword by Harold Bloom


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: November 9, 2010
Price: $15.00

Why are we so fascinated with Jane Austen’s novels? Why is Austen so universally beloved? The essayists in this volume offer their thoughts on the delightful puzzle of Austen’s popularity. Classic and contemporary writers—novelists, essayists, journalists, scholars, and a filmmaker—discuss the tricks and treasures of Austen’s novels, from her witty dialogue... Read more >

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Blood Meridian
Or the Evening Redness in the West
Written by Cormac McCarthy
Introduction by Harold Bloom


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: January 2, 2001
Price: $23.00

"The fulfilled renown of Moby-Dick and of As I Lay Dying is augmented by Blood Meridian, since Cormac McCarthy is the worthy disciple both of Melville and Faulkner," writes esteemed literary scholar Harold Bloom in his Introduction to the Modern Library edition. "I venture that no other living American novelist, not... Read more >
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