Genius by Harold Bloom
A Mosaic of One Hundred Exemplary Creative Minds

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From the Bible to Ralph Ellison, America's most prominent and bestselling literary critic takes an enlightening look at the concept of genius through the ages in a celebration of the greatest creative writers of all time. 50 photos.
 

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Harold Bloom, July 11, 1930 - 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. 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 King James Bible: A Literary Appreciation.
 
Published January 1, 2002 by Warner. 832 pages
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Bloom’s biographical sketches are satisfyingly offbeat, if sometimes so allusive as to assume wide background reading: “The sage of Vienna, who intended to become no less than a new Moses, replacing Judaism by psychoanalysis, became instead a new Prospero, but one who would not break his staff or...

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Genius: A Mosaic of One Hundred Exemplary Creative Minds by Harold Bloom Fourth Estate £25, pp825 In view of what follows, I ought perhaps to say that, in theory at least, I am sympathetic to Harold Bloom's solitary folly.

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The Guardian

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Genius: A Mosaic of One Hundred Exemplary Creative Minds by Harold Bloom 814pp, Fourth Estate, £25 Harold Bloom published 25 books before this one, and some of them are almost as long.

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Monsters and Critics

Bloom seeks to address these and many other concerns in this absorbing, insightful look at the inner machinations of capitalism, the how, where and why’s of what it is, the way it works and doesn’t.

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ForeWord Reviews

If not for you then for one of your great, great grandkids down the human line.” To buttress his thesis that human evolution tends toward characteristics that favor a capitalist economy, Bloom draws on intriguing and instructive parallels from an array of academic disciplines, among them astrop...

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Seeking Alpha

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Project MUSE

Boitani offers a brief but compelling reading of Guinizelli's poem itself, which seems to him "the fascinating dramatization of a whole culture" (53), and then traces Dante's involvement with it, most significantly in his portrait of Francesca in Inferno 5, where illicit love is treated with a co...

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