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  • Harold BLOOM, The Anatomy of Influence.
    2012

    “Literary criticism, as I attempt to practice it,” writes Harold Bloom in The Anatomy of Influence, “is in the first place literary, that is to say, personal and passionate.” For more than half a century, Bloom has shared his profound knowledge of the written word with students and readers. In this, his most comprehensive and accessible study of influence, Bloom leads us through the labyrinthine paths which link the writers and critics who have informed and inspired him for so many years. . . .

  • anxiety of influence
    1973

    groundbreaking work of criticism by harold BLOOM which argued that all literary texts are a misreading of those that came before. had a major influence on deconstruction and poststructuralist theory. highly influential to architects as an approach to engage, misread, and ‘swerve’ away from precedents.

  • a map of misreading
    1975

    oxford university press: a map of misreading serves as a companion volume to bloom’s other seminal work, the anxiety of influence. in this finely crafted text, bloom offers instruction in how to read a poem, using his theory that patterns of imagery in poems represent both a response to and a defense against the influence of precursor poems. influence, as bloom conceives it, means that there are no texts, but only relationships between texts.