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Published: 31 March 2010

288 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719077012

Bookseller Code (06)


Reading, writing and the influence of Harold Bloom

Alan Rawes and Jonathon Shears

Published by Manchester University Press

  • It can be argued that Harold Bloom is the best-known literary critic currently writing Contributors to this collection both champion Bloom's idiosyncratic methods and take him to task for his more controversial attitudes to politics, gender and religion A vital purchase because it uses the work of Bloom to debate some of the biggest questions that currently face the academic world
  • What are the purposes and ends of reading and writing? Why do we bother to continue to read and teach great works of literature?
  • A writer who genuinely crosses the boundary between so-called highbrow criticism and populist literary study