Genius A Mosaic of One Hundred Exemplary Creative Minds

ISBN-10: 0446691291
ISBN-13: 9780446691291
Edition: 2002
Authors: Harold Bloom
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List price: $34.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 10/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 832
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.760
Language: English

Michael Parenti (Ph.D., Yale University) is an internationally known, award-winning author, scholar, and lecturer who addresses a wide variety of political and cultural subjects. Among his recent books are Waiting for Yesterday (2013), The Face of Imperialism (2011), God and His Demons (2010), and Democracy for the Few, 9th edition (2010).Harold Bloom was born on July 11, 1930 in New York City. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Cornell in 1951 and his Doctorate from Yale in 1955. After graduating from Yale, Bloom remained there as a teacher, and was made Sterling Professor of Humanities in 1983. Bloom's theories have changed the way that critics think of literary tradition and has also focused his attentions on history and the Bible. He has written over twenty books and edited countless others. He is one of the most famous critics in the world and considered an expert in many fields. In 2010 he became a founding patron of Ralston College, a new institution in Savannah, Georgia, that focuses on primary texts. His works include Fallen Angels, Till I End My Song: A Gathering of Last Poems, Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life and The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of The King James Bible.

Preface
On This Book's Arrangement: Genius and Kabbalah
The Lustres
Gnosticism: The Religion of Literature
Introduction: What is Genius?
Genius: A Personal Definition
Keter
William Shakespeare, Miguel de Cervantes, Michel de Montaigne, John Milton, Leo Tolstoy
Lucretius, Vergil, Saint Augustine, Dante Alighieri, Geoffrey Chaucer
Hokmah
The Yahwist, Socrates and Plato, Saint Paul, Muhammad
Dr. Samuel Johnson, James Boswell, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Sigmund Freud, Thomas Mann
Binah
Friedrich Nietzsche, Soren Kierkegaard, Franz Kafka, Marcel Proust, Samuel Beckett
Moliere, Henrik Ibsen, Anton Chekhov, Oscar Wilde, Luigi Pirandello
Hesed
John Donne, Alexander Pope, Jonathan Swift, Jane Austen, Lady Murasaki
Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Charlotte Bronte, Emily Jane Bronte, Virginia Woolf
Din
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Wallace Stevens, T. S. Eliot
William Wordsworth; Percy Bysshe Shelley; John Keats; Giacomo Leopardi; Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Tiferet
Algernon Charles Swinburne, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Christina Rossetti, Walter Pater, Hugo von Hofmannsthal
Victor Hugo, Gerard de Nerval, Charles Baudelaire, Arthur Rimbaud, Paul Valery
Nezah
Homer, Luis Vaz de Camoes, James Joyce, Alejo Carpentier, Octavio Paz
Stendhal, Mark Twain, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, Flannery O'Connor
Hod
Walt Whitman, Fernando Pessoa, Hart Crane, Federico Garcia Lorca, Luis Cernuda
George Eliot, Willa Cather, Edith Wharton, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Iris Murdoch
Yesod
Gustave Flaubert, Jose Maria Eca de Queiroz, Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, Jorge Luis Borges, Italo Calvino
William Blake, D. H. Lawrence, Tennessee Williams, Rainer Maria Rilke, Eugenio Montale
Maikhut
Honcre de Balzac, Lewis Carroll, Henry James, Robert Browning William Border Years
Charles Dickens, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Isaac Babel, Paul Celan, Ralph Ellison
Coda: The Future of Genius

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