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The Best Poems of the English Language - by Harold Bloom (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 972

Genre: Poetry

Sub-Genre: Anthologies (multiple authors)

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Harper Perennial

Age Range: Adult

Author: Harold Bloom

Language: English

TCIN: 77247010
UPC: 9780060540425
Item Number (DPCI): 247-51-5798

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"To read Bloom's insights here is to bask in the emanation of genius. As entertaining and erudite as his choices of the works he most loves are, the book's overriding strength is the guidance it gives, in context and comprehension." -Baltimore Sun

This comprehensive anthology offers renowned critic Harold Bloom's choice of the best of six centuries of great British and American poetry, selected in accordance with his three absolute criteria: aesthetic splendor, intellectual power, and wisdom. In Bloom's introductory essay "The Art of Reading Poetry," he presents his critical reflections of more than half a century devoted to reading, teaching, and writing about great verse, the literary achievement he loves most. Throughout this volume, Bloom includes extensive introductions to each poet and to many of the individual poems. More than any other anthology, this book provides readers who desire the pleasures of sublime art with nearly everything they need in a single volume.

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