Take Arms Against a Sea of Trouble

ISBN: 9780300247282 Categorii: Diverse, Diverse. An apariție: 2020 Autor: Harold Bloom Editură: Yale University Press Tip copertă: Hardcover Număr pagini: 672 Stoc: La comandă

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The last book written by the most famous literary critic of his generation, on the sustaining power of poetry.

This dazzling celebration of the power of poetry to sublimate death-completed weeks before Harold Bloom died-shows how literature renews life amid what Milton called "a universe of death."

Bloom reads as a way of taking arms against the sea of life's troubles, taking readers on a grand tour of the poetic voices that have haunted him through a lifetime of reading. "High literature," he writes, "is a saving lie against time, loss of individuality, premature death."

In passages of breathtaking intimacy, we see him awake late at night, reciting lines from Dante, Shakespeare, Milton, Montaigne, Blake, Wordsworth, Hart Crane, Jay Wright, and many others. He feels himself "edged by nothingness," uncomprehending, but still sustained by reading. Generous and clear-eyed, this is among Harold Bloom's most ambitious and most moving books.

"Perhaps Bloom's most personal work, this is a fitting last testament to one of America's leading twentieth-century literary minds." - Publishers Weekly

Limba
Engleza
Autor
Harold Bloom
Data Publicarii
2020
Editura
Yale University Press
Inaltime
23.5
Latime
15.5
Grosime
4.3
Tip Coperta
Hardcover
Nr Pag
672
Subtitlu
The Power of the Reader's Mind over a Universe of Death
Bic
DSB, DSC, DSGS
Greutate
1094
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