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Bloom, Clive

Works: 41 works in 372 publications in 2 languages and 10,646 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Curator
Classifications: PS374.G68, 820.937
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Clive Bloom
Bestsellers : popular fiction since 1900 by Clive Bloom( Book )

25 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This essential guide and reference work provides a unique insight into over 100 years of publishing and reading as well as taking us on a journey into the heart of the British imagination
The 'occult' experience and the new criticism : daemonism, sexuality, and the hidden in literature by Clive Bloom( Book )

16 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violent London : 2000 years of riots, rebels, and revolts by Clive Bloom( Book )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Almost as soon as it was built, London suffered the first of many acts of violent protest, when Boudicca and her followers set fire to the city in A.D. 60. Ever since, the capital's streets have been a forum for popular insurrection. Yet this is the first time that London's 'secret' history has been fully explored - the underground world of radicals and subversives from Wat Tyler to the Anti-Globalization Movement via the Gordon Riots, the Cato Street Conspirators, the Suffragettes, Mosleyites and the IRA." "This is the story of an alternative London, as well as an alternative political history of the British Isles, outside parliamentary processes, sometimes popular, sometimes conspiratorial, in direct confrontation with the forces of the state, its police, military and secret service. It's a story of political activism expressed in street fighting and slum warfare, in assassination and bombing, peopled by a fascinating array of demagogues and democrats, lunatics and libertarians, bigots and social revolutionaries. It is also the story of the growth of London as a capital and as a major city."--Jacket
Cult fiction : popular reading and pulp theory by Clive Bloom( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is an exploration of pulp literature and pulp mentalities: an investigation into the nature and theory of the contemporary mind in art and in life. Here too, the violent, the sensational and the erotic signify different facets of the modern experience played out in the gaudy pages of kitsch literature. Clive Bloom offers the reader a chance to investigate the underworld of literary production and from it find a new set of co-ordinates for questions regarding publishing and reading practices in America and Britain, ideas of genre, problems related to commercial production, concerns regarding high and low culture, the canon and censorship, as well as a discussion of the rhetoric of current critical debate
Literature and culture in modern Britain by Clive Bloom( Book )

45 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third and final volume in a survey of British culture from 1900 to the 1990s. This volume considers developments in popular music, television and contemporary art. It presents a historical perspective on debates about the nature and role of culture in society
Gothic horror : a reader's guide from Poe to King and beyond( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om skræklitteraturen fra Edgar Allan Poe til Stephen King
Gothic histories : the taste for terror, 1764 to the present by Clive Bloom( Book )

14 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the middle of the eighteenth century the Gothic became the universal language of architecture, painting and literature, expressing a love not only of ruins, decay and medieval pageantry, but also the drug-induced monsters of the mind. By explaining the international dimension of Gothicism and dealing in detail with German, French and American authors, Gothic Histories demonstrates the development of the genre in every area of art and includes original research on Gothic theatre, spiritualism, 'ghost seeing' and spirit photography and the central impact of penny-dreadful writers on the genre, while also including a host of forgotten or ignored authors and their biographies. Gothic Histories is essential reading for anyone interested in the history of the Gothic and its literary double, the horror genre, leading the reader from their origins in the haunted landscapes of the Romantics through Frankenstein and Dracula to the very different worlds of Hannibal Lecter and Goth culture. Comprehensive and up-to-date, it is a fascinating guide to the Gothic and horror in film, fiction and popular culture."--Publisher description
Perspectives on pornography : sexuality in film and literature by Clive Bloom( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American poetry--the modernist ideal( Book )

16 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracing its origins back to Walt Whitman, the Modernist tradition in American poetry is driven by the same concern to engage with the world in revolutionary terms, inspired by the concept of democracy vital to the American dream. But this tradition is not confined to a few writers at the beginning of the century: instead it has been an enduring force, extending from coast to coast and of varying hues: Imagist, Objectivist, Beat. International in flavour but shaped by the language and conditions of America, this poetry continues to speak to us today. This collection of specially commissioned essays brings together leading scholars and critics to define the American Modernist canon, providing a range of perspectives helpful to all those interested in this fascinating poetry
American drama( Book )

20 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nineteenth-Century suspense : from Poe to Conan Doyle by Clive Bloom( Book )

17 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jacobean poetry and prose : rhetoric, representation, and the popular imagination( Book )

13 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spy thrillers : from Buchan to Le Carré( Book )

11 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literature, politics, and intellectual crisis in Britain today by Clive Bloom( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1997, thirty years after the demise of 'Swinging London', Britain again seemed to be the centre of the cultural universe, with a thriving arts scene, a new Labour government and a young and enterprising prime minister. 'Cool Britannia' seemed to sum up the new spirit of the 1990s in the hip language of the 1960s." "Literature, Politics and Intellectual Crisis in Britain Today analyses those social and political influences of the twentieth century which have shaped the intellectual and artistic rhetorics of contemporary Britain. It places particular emphasis on the cultural, moral and historical critiques of socialist and conservative cultural thinkers as they have fought over the guardianship of the avant garde and its relationship with literary heritage, academic debate and communal identity. Through a re-evaluation of sixties radicalism and the anarchist-libertarian tradition, this volume highlights a forgotten history of resistance, offers a sharp critique of consensus radicalism and provides a repoliticisation of cultural studies. Clive Bloom offers a radical and controversial guide to the possibilities for intellectual life, popular culture, literary production and political authority in multi-cultural Britain in 2000 and beyond."--Jacket
Reading Poe, reading Freud : the romantic imagination in crisis by Clive Bloom( Book )

17 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twentieth-century suspense : the thriller comes of age( Book )

13 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gothic horror : a guide for students and readers( Book )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horror fiction is as popular now as it was when Edgar Allan Poe reinvented the gothic genre in the 1840s, and in the late twentieth century Stephen King is the most read American author ever. This anthology presents classic and contemporary accounts of modern gothic horror writing from Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, Robert Bloch, Stephen King, Clive Barker and many other authors, as well as essays from current literary scholars, providing an essential guide to the genre and the variety of approaches possible when discussing the literature of terror
Victoria's madmen : revolution and alienation by Clive Bloom( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[The author] mixes extraordinary, marginal voices with famous - and infamous - figures, from messiahs like James Jezreel and Octavia 'Daughter of God'; writers such as Oscar Wilde, Arthur Conan Doyle and Edward Bulwer-Lytton; revolutionaries and radicals like Karl Marx, Beatrice Webb, George Bernard Shaw and Oswald Mosley; madmen like Richard Dadd and Jack the Ripper; worshippers of Pan such as Arthur Machen, Kenneth Grahame and J.M. Barrie; orientalists and guerrilla fighters like T.E. Lawrence and occultists like Aleister Crowley, to the Latvian anarchists who killed three policemen in the East End of London. This is the story of those who were outcasts by temperament and choice: the non-conformists of the age."--Jacket
Creepers : British horror and fantasy in the twentieth century by Clive Bloom( Book )

16 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Riot city : protest and rebellion in the capital by Clive Bloom( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since 2000, London has seen unprecedented levels of unrest. Its streets have become the battleground for a host of new demands and new ideological standpoints; its occupants, protesters and authority alike, have had to invent new tactics to cope with the pressure of these demands. Riot City deals in detail with the story behind the capital's unrest from the perspective of protesters, police and government. Using a range of sources, from security briefings to reportage, Clive Bloom provides a full historical analysis of the student protests to the August riots. In doing so, he draws parallels between these shocking events and reveals, more disturbingly, how security forces failed to act upon their early predictions of the intensified violence of 2011
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Gothic horror : a reader's guide from Poe to King and beyond
Alternative Names
Bloom, Clive 1953-

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Violent London : 2000 years of riots, rebels, and revoltsLiterature and culture in modern BritainGothic horror : a reader's guide from Poe to King and beyondGothic histories : the taste for terror, 1764 to the presentAmerican poetry--the modernist idealAmerican dramaSpy thrillers : from Buchan to Le CarréLiterature, politics, and intellectual crisis in Britain todayGothic horror : a guide for students and readers