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Harold Bloom
Chelsea House, 2007 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 221 pages
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Homer, the legendary Greek poet, is often credited with having created The Iliad and The Odyssey. Scholars debate whether such a figure actually existed, yet what remains certain is the importance of these two works as foundational texts of Western literature. This updated volume in the celebrated Bloom's Modern Critical Views series explores Homer's transformative effect on epic and bardic poetry, as well as his narrative technique and use of language and meter. Integrating select, full-length critical essays from key literary publications with a chronology, notes on the contributors, bibliography, and more, Homer, Updated Edition will further understanding of the fabled bard and spark lively academic discussion.

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Hexameter Progression
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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. In 2010 he became a founding patron of Ralston College, a new institution in Savannah, Georgia, that focuses on primary texts. 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 Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of The King James Bible.

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