OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

The Daemon Knows: Literary Greatness and the American Sublime

ISBN : 9780198753599

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¥4,103
著者: 
Harold Bloom
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528 ページ
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Hardcover
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157 x 215 mm
刊行日
2015年07月
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Hailed as 'the indispensable critic' by The New York Review of Books, Harold Bloom has for decades been sharing with readers and students his genius and passion for understanding literature and explaining why it matters. In The Daemon Knows, he turns his attention to the writers of his own national literature in a book that is one of his most incisive and profoundly personal to date. Pairing Walt Whitman with Herman Melville, Ralph Waldo Emerson with Emily Dickinson, Nathaniel Hawthorne with Henry James, Mark Twain with Robert Frost, Wallace Stevens with T. S. Eliot, and William Faulkner with Hart Crane, Bloom places these writers' works in conversation with one another, exploring their relationship to the 'daemon'-the spark of genius or Orphic muse-in their creation, and helping us understand their writing with new immediacy and relevance. It is above all the intensity of their preoccupation with the sublime, Bloom suggests, that distinguishes these American writers from their European predecessors. A product of five years of writing and a lifetime of reading and scholarship, The Daemon Knows may be Bloom's most masterly book yet.

目次: 

Why These Twelve?
Daemonic Preludium
1. Walt Whitman and Herman Melville
2. Ralph Waldo Emerson and Emily Dickinson
3. Nathaniel Hawthorne and Henry James
4. Mark Twain and Robert Frost
5. Wallace Stevens and T. S. Eliot
6. William Faulkner and Hart Crane
Coda: The Place of the Daemon
Notes
Index

著者について: 

Harold Bloom is a Sterling Professor of Humanities at Yale University and a former Charles Eliot Norton Professor at Harvard. His more than forty books include The Anxiety of Influence, Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human, The Western Canon, and The American Religion. He is a MacArthur Prize Fellow, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the recipient of many awards and honorary degrees, including the Academy's Gold Medal for Belles Lettres and Criticism, the Catalonia International Prize, and the Alfonso Reyes International Prize of Mexico. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut, and in New York City.

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