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Published: 10 April 1997

208 Pages

5-5/16 x 8 inches

ISBN: 9780195112214

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The Anxiety of Influence

A Theory of Poetry

Second Edition

Harold Bloom

Written in a moving personal style, anchored by concrete examples, and memorable quotes, this second edition of Bloom's classic work maintains that the anxiety of influence cannot be evaded--neither by poets nor by responsible readers and critics. A new Introduction, centering upon Shakespeare and Marlowe, explains the genesis of Bloom's thinking, and the subsequent influence of the book on literary criticism of the past twenty years.