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The anxiety of influence; a theory of poetry

Bloom's The Anxiety of Influence, is a study of Romantic poets and the relation between tradition and the individual artist. For the second edition, Bloom offers an introduction which explains the genesis of his thinking and the subsequent influence of the book on literary criticism of the past twenty years.
Print Book, English, 1973
Oxford University Press, New York, 1973
157 pages 22 cm
9780195016130, 0195016130
Prologue: It was a great marvel that they were in the father without knowing him
Introduction: A meditation upon priority and a synopsis
Clinamen or poetic misprision
Tessera or completion and antithesis
Kenosis or repetition and discontinuity
Interchapter: A manifesto for antithetical criticism
Daemonization or the counter-sublime
Askesis or prugation and solipsism
Apophrades or the return of the dead
Epilogue: Reflections upon the path