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Art of Reading Poetry

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ISBN-10: 0060769661

ISBN-13: 9780060769666

Edition: 2004

Authors: Harold Bloom

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A paperback original, Bloom's stand-alone introduction to The Best Poems of the English Language . A notable feature of Harold Bloom's poetry anthology The Best Poems English Language is his lengthy introductory essay, here reprinted as a separate book. For the first time Bloom gives his readers an elegant guide to reading poetry--a master critic's distillation of a lifetime of teaching and criticism. He tackles such subjects as poetic voice, the nature of metaphor and allusion, and the nature of poetic value itself. Bloom writes "the work of great poetry is to aid us to become free artists of ourselves." This essay is an invaluable guide to poetry. This edition will also include a…    
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Book details

List price: $9.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 3/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 96
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.198
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…