James Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson

Harold Bloom
Chelsea House, 1986 - 160 pages
A biographical masterpiece and a compelling narrative, James Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson overflows with an extravagant wealth of personal anecdotes, social commentary, witty conversation, and profound psychological analysis. Two centuries after its creation, Boswell's vivid and intimate portrait of his friend continues to fascinate the scholar, the critic, and the common reader alike.

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Table des matières

Boswells Control of Aesthetic Distance
Art and Authenticity
Johnsons Johnson
Droits d'auteur

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À propos de l'auteur (1986)

Harold Bloom was born on July 11, 1930 in New York City. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Cornell in 1951 and his Doctorate from Yale in 1955. After graduating from Yale, Bloom remained there as a teacher, and was made Sterling Professor of Humanities in 1983. Bloom's theories have changed the way that critics think of literary tradition and has also focused his attentions on history and the Bible. He has written over twenty books and edited countless others. He is one of the most famous critics in the world and considered an expert in many fields. In 2010 he became a founding patron of Ralston College, a new institution in Savannah, Georgia, that focuses on primary texts. His works include Fallen Angels, Till I End My Song: A Gathering of Last Poems, Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life and The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of The King James Bible. Harold Bloom passed away on October 14, 2019 in New Haven, at the age of 89.

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