Kabbalah and Criticism

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Bloomsbury Academic, Aug 23, 2005 - Religion - 68 pages
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While Bloom is appreciated for his originality, range and clarity, less notice has been taken of the remarkable unity that is displayed in his writings from the earlier studies on Shelley, Blake and Romanticism, up to A Map of Misreading. That unity is brilliantly highlighted in Kabbalah and Criticism.

Providing a study of the Kabbalah itself, its great commentators, the 'revisionary ratios' they employed and of its significance as a model for contemporary criticism, Kabbalah and Criticism is an indispensable book for all students of literature as well as for all those who are fascinated by this singularly rich body of mystical writings.

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User Review  - Jean Leblanc - Goodreads

Harold Bloom in top form! Perhaps his strangest book from before he went senile, this fun little text outlines the connections between Jewish mysticism and his own theories on literary history. Serves ... Read full review

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User Review  - Johnny D - Goodreads

Kabbalah and Criticism is one of Bloom's stranger books, but along with 'Map of Misreading' and 'The Anxiety of Influence' it is indispensable in explicating the origins and methods of Bloom's ... Read full review

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Harold Bloom (b. 1930) is Sterling Professor of Humanities at Yale University, Berg Professor at New York University, and a former Charles Eliot Norton Professor at Harvard. He is the author of more than twenty books, including The Anxiety of Influence; Deconstruction and Criticism; The Book of J; The Western Canon; Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human; and Where Shall Wisdom Be Found?

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