Harold Bloom

Harold Bloom

Harold Bloom (né le à New York) est un critique littéraire et professeur américain. Il a notamment défendu les poètes du XIXe siècle à une époque où ils étaient méconnus. Grand amateur de Shakespeare, il a préconisé une approche esthétique de la littérature contre les méthodes marxistes, féministes, néo-historicistes et post-modernistes. Avec David Rosenberg, il a écrit un ouvrage significatif à propos de l'hypothèse documentaire.

Les auteurs contemporains qui l'ont marqué sont John Banville, Peter Ackroyd, Will Self, A. S. Byatt, José Saramago, Thomas Pynchon, Philip Roth, Cormac McCarthy, Don DeLillo, John Crowley, Robert Penn Warren, James Merrill, John Ashbery, Elizabeth Bishop, A.R. Ammons, Henri Cole, Anne Carson, Jay Wright, Nathanael West, Bud Powell.


  • Shelley's Mythmaking. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1959.
  • The Visionary Company: A Reading of English Romantic Poetry. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1961. Rev. and enlarged ed. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1971.
  • Blake's Apocalypse: A Study in Poetic Argument. Anchor Books: New York: Doubleday and Co., 1963.
  • Yeats. New York: Oxford University Press, 1970. (ISBN 0-19-501603-3)
  • The Ringers in the Tower: Studies in Romantic Tradition. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1971.
  • Poetry and Repression: Revisionism from Blake to Stevens'. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1976.
  • Figures of Capable Imagination. New York: Seabury Press, 1976.
  • Wallace Stevens: The Poems of our Climate. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1977.
  • Deconstruction and Criticism. New York: Seabury Press, 1980.
  • The Flight to Lucifer: Gnostic Fantasy. New York: Vintage Books, 1980. (ISBN 0-394-74323-7)
  • The Breaking of the Vessels. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1982.
  • The Book of J: Translated from the Hebrew by David Rosenberg; Interpreted by Harold Bloom. New York: Grove Press, 1990 (ISBN 0-8021-4191-9)
  • Ruin the Sacred Truths: Poetry and Belief from the Bible to the Present. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1989.
  • The American Religion: The Emergence of the Post-Christian Nation; Touchstone Books; (ISBN 0-671-86737-7) (1992; août 1993)
  • The Anxiety of Influence: A Theory of Poetry. New York: Oxford University Press, 1973; 2d ed., 1997. (ISBN 0-19-511221-0)
  • A Map of Misreading. New York: Oxford University Press, 1975.
  • Kabbalah and Criticism. New York : Seabury Press, 1975. (ISBN 0-8264-0242-9)
  • Agon: Towards a Theory of Revisionism. New York : Oxford University Press, 1982.
  • The Western Canon: The Books and School of the Ages. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1994.
  • Omens of Millennium: The Gnosis of Angels, Dreams, and Resurrection. New York: Riverhead Books, 1996.
  • Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human. New York: 1999. (ISBN 1-57322-751-X)
  • Stories and Poems for Extremely Intelligent Children of All Ages. New York: 2001.
  • How to Read and Why. New York: 2001. (ISBN 0-684-85906-8)
  • El futur de la imaginació (The Future of the Imagination). Barcelona: Anagrama / Empúries, 2002. (ISBN 84-7596-927-5)
  • Genius: A Mosaic of One Hundred Exemplary Creative Minds. New York: 2003. (ISBN 0-446-52717-3)
  • Hamlet: Poem Unlimited. New York: 2003.
  • The Best Poems of the English Language: From Chaucer Through Frost. New York: 2004. (ISBN 0-06-054041-9)
  • Where Shall Wisdom Be Found? New York: 2004. (ISBN 1-57322-284-4)
  • Jesus and Yahweh: The Names Divine 2005. (ISBN 1-57322-322-0)
  • American Religious Poems: An Anthology By Harold Bloom 2006. (ISBN 1-931082-74-X)

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