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Published: 09 July 2015

528 Pages


ISBN: 9780198753599

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The Daemon Knows

Literary Greatness and the American Sublime

Harold Bloom

  • Celebrated American literary critic Harold Bloom turns his attention to his own national literary tradition
  • From Walt Whitman and Herman Melville to Willam Faulkner and Hart Crane, via Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emily Dickinson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry James, Mark Twain, Robert Frost, Wallace Stevens, and T. S. Eliot
  • Places these classic writers in conversation with one another, exploring the roots of their genius and illuminating their work with new immediacy and relevance
  • The distillation of a lifetime of reading and scholarship, this is perhaps Bloom's most incisive and profoundly personal book to date