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Review: The Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life

User Review  - Steven - Goodreads

I am a Bloomophile, no doubt about it. I love his brashness, his hyper-confidence, his tactlessness, his intelligence--all those qualities most people despise in thinkers who've ascended to echelons ... Read full review

Review: The Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life

User Review  - David Pascucci - Goodreads

Wow, this one was a slow read for me, but it was an interesting challenge. So often, I had to look up a fancy word like "threnody" or do a bit of remedial research on a poem just so I could understand ... Read full review

Review: The Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life

User Review  - Anna Maria Ballester Bohn - Goodreads

Yes, I made it through the monster. It made me re-read Milton and discover John Ashbery. It probably deserves four or five stars. But it also contains this sentence, referring to DH Lawrence's "Song ... Read full review

Review: The Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life

User Review  - Heather - Goodreads

Bloom traces the influences of poets through time, especially focusing on Shakespeare and Whitman. His lifetime devotion to critiquing literature is reviewed from a mature place, and he looks back on his own evolving ideas in the course of this text. Read full review

Review: The Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life

User Review  - Dan Miller - Goodreads

So far, so good. I'm glad to learn what "agon" means. Also glad to try to feel how Blum sees a contest for supremacy among a short list of influential writers and poets. Read full review

Review: The Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life

User Review  - Lixiaoduo - Goodreads

A great book! Read full review

Review: The Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life

User Review  - Nathan Snyder - Goodreads

Heavy but great for the literature nerd in all of us. Read full review

Review: The Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life

User Review  - James Coon - Goodreads

I have begun my second reading of this book. It took me quite a while to read it the first time because I stopped many times to read the background works Bloom was using to make his arguements. This ... Read full review

Review: The Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life

User Review  - Matt - Goodreads

I'm going to waffle here, because I didn't exactly finish this one, nor did I exactly hate it. I got about halfway through, and mostly enjoyed the sections on Shakespeare as he fits into Bloom's theme ... Read full review

Review: The Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life

User Review  - Douglas - Goodreads

Every page teaches me so much, language, history, ways of seeing literature that I had been oblivious to. Read full review


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