Bibliography (Cyclopedia of World Authors, Fourth Revised Edition)
Allen, Graham. Harold Bloom: Poetics of Conflict. New York: Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1994. Discusses Bloom’s ideas of influence and rhetoric.
Finkelstein, Norman. The Ritual of New Creation: Jewish Tradition and Contemporary Literature. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1992. Discusses Bloom, Gershom Scholem, and Cynthia Ozick.
Fite, David. Harold Bloom: The Rhetoric of Romantic Vision. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1985. Traces the development of Bloom’s criticism and places him in the context of current literary theories.
McGann, Jerome J. “Romanticism and the Embarrassment of Critical Tradition.” Modern Philology 70 (February, 1973). Discusses Bloom’s often-violent language and maintains that Bloom is most effective in dealing with poets such as Wordsworth and Blake, who are in crisis.
Mileur, Jean-Pierre. Literary Revisionism and the Burden of Modernity. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1985. Explores the relationship of Bloom’s theories to gnosticism and history and examines his reading of the Romantics.
Moynihan, Robert. “Harold Bloom.” In A Recent Imagining: Interviews with Harold Bloom, Geoffrey Hartman, J. Hillis Miller, Paul De Man. Hamden, Conn.: Archon Books, 1986. Allows Bloom to...
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