|Pages/Publication Date:||544 / 2019|
"For me poetry and spirituality fuse as a single entity. All my long life I have sought to isolate poetic knowledge." For much of the past five decades, Harold Bloom reigned as America's preeminent literary critic, and in this look back at what he has loved best, he is astute as always in his observations on Shakespeare; such Romantic favorites as Blake, Wordsworth, Shelley, and Tennyson; and modern poets like Wallace Stevens, John Ashbery, and James Merrill. Bloom is no less revelatory in his thoughtful assessments of the Kabbalah and the Hebrew Bible, commenting here on Ecclesiastes and the Book of Psalms, as well as the figures of Moses, King David, Samson, Ruth, and Job.