William Blake | Critical Essay by S. F. Bolt

James Daugherty
This literature criticism consists of approximately 23 pages of analysis & critique of William Blake.
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Critical Essay by Harold Bloom

SOURCE: "Dialectic in The Marriage of Heaven and Hell" in PMLA, Vol LXXIII, No. 5, December, 1958, pp. 501-04.

Bloom is one of the most prominent contemporary American critics and literary theorists. In The Anxiety of Influence (1973), he formulated a controversial theory of literary creation called revisionism. Influenced strongly by Freudian theory, Bloom believes that all poets are subject to the influence of earlier poets and that, to develop their own voices, they attempt to overcome this influence through a process of misreading. By misreading, Bloom means a deliberate, personal revision of what has been said by another so that it conforms to one's own vision. In this way the poet creates a singular voice, overcoming the fear of being inferior to poetic predecessors. In addition to his theoretical work, Bloom is one of the foremost authorities on English Romantic poetry and...

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