Harold Bloom's Best Books (Top 20 Ranked & Reviewed)

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πŸ“– Links to the best Harold Bloom books below:
Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human: https://amzn.to/2U9MZKk
The Western Canon: https://amzn.to/3yGpkAj
The Best Poems of the English Language: https://amzn.to/3yJWJKl
The Anxiety of Influence: https://amzn.to/37BJa3H
How to Read and Why: https://amzn.to/37zMfBk
The Bright Book of Life: https://amzn.to/3iG6bZO
Take Arms Against a Sea of Troubles: https://amzn.to/3yKweEw
Possessed by Memory: https://amzn.to/3yUKMBT
Shakespeare Series (Iago, Cleopatra, Lear, Macbeth): https://amzn.to/3g02zQm
Where Shall Wisdom Be Found? https://amzn.to/3yIMQN9
Ruin the Sacred Truths: https://amzn.to/3sbn6q1
The Shadow of a Great Rock: https://amzn.to/3CGBWty
The Book of J: https://amzn.to/3m5htIS
A Map of Misreading: https://amzn.to/3xAJWZq
Stories and Poems for Extremely Intelligent Children: https://amzn.to/3lYfoys
Hamlet: Poem Unlimited: https://amzn.to/3AAyTBl
The Anatomy of Influence: https://amzn.to/3g0b51R
‘Till I End My Song: https://amzn.to/3xGEeFe
The Demon Knows: https://amzn.to/3s9vnLn
The American Canon: https://amzn.to/3xFWnDj
Chelsea House Series: https://amzn.to/3yL1R10
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πŸ“”Contents Page: https://cutt.ly/CmNhRY3
πŸš‚ Anna Karenina: https://cutt.ly/vmNhAWv
πŸ’€ Crime and Punishment: https://cutt.ly/rmNhFt5
βš“ Persuasion: https://cutt.ly/amNhX7b
β˜• In Search of Lost Time: https://cutt.ly/5mNh8oD
βš”οΈ The Hero’s Journey: https://cutt.ly/UmNjrE3
🌸 Siddharta: https://cutt.ly/YmNjuzi
🎠 Don Quixote: https://cutt.ly/cmNjoK4
❀️Shakespeare’s Sonnets: https://cutt.ly/nmNlW7V
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Christopher Hayden says:

Our living tradition was in good hands with Harold Bloom. I just bought β€œThe Ringers In The Tower” and I’ve appreciated his insight for years. All the best critics possess their own creative genius.

tom kennedy says:

I just dipped into a bit of Bloom's 'Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human' as I thought it would supplement my understanding of Othello (a book I am studying my a-level). I have to say the chapter on Othello is really quite good. I know this is not necessarily his quote, but Bloom quotes a man called William Hazlitt and it is a fantastic quote – Iago is a man who "stabs men in the dark to prevent ennui".

Kevin Cischke says:

You never cease to educate me and recommend truly amazing works and things to read. I thank you for furthering my understanding and challenging my reading.

Peggy McCright says:

I have β€˜the invention of the human’ and β€˜the western canon’ . I’m so glad I found your channel. I love Shakespeare! Thank you so much!

Thais Moreno says:

'The Art of Reading Poetry' was pretty good.

Ralph Di Fiore says:

Bravo! This is brilliant! I am a huge Bloom devotee. I also regretted not going to meet him but I sent and received two emails from him which were and continue to be very touching to me. I have printed and put them inside two of his books. Professor Bloom would be proud of your reviews and recommendations! Well done sir!

Elizabeth Murphy says:

A Fabulous Survey of Harold Bloom!

Fotomatick says:

This is excellent!!

Fotomatick says:

This is excellent!!

lifesucks says:

His opinion on DFW was so petty lol

Julie Lynn says:

I have his Shakespeare The Invention Of The Human book and his smaller one on Hamlet. Love! I also loved your video on Oxford! Wonderful!

Hirayama Nobuko says:

I've been waiting for you making a video featuring Harold Bloom. Thank you very much!
I read only 'How to Read and Why' and 'Anxiety of Influence'. 'How to Read and Why' was a good starter and showed me a wonderful reading list. 'Anxiety of Influence' was challenging for me and I didn't understand most part of it. I should try less challenging book of his, maybe Anthology, and then I'll dig into his other works you presented on the video.
Thank you so much for making the video. And I'd appreciate it if you could make a video of Introduction to 'Anxiety of Influence' or another challenging book of Harold Bloom.

BΕ‚aΕΌej BΕ‚aΕΌejowski says:

Poet Ezra Pound was not kosher enough for Bloom. πŸ˜‚

SuS Prime says:

John Updike was the greatest American writer during the second half of the last century, Thomas Pynchon wrote the most worthless book that I have ever attempted to wade through. Bloom did not agree and he was entitled to his opinion. I also believe that David Foster Wallace's Pale King showed promise of great things to come and that Stephen King is a wonderfully gifted writer. Bloom was a bit too plummy of an academic for my taste, but he was undoubtedly a fine teacher of the classics. His word is not writ in stone and one should not speak ill of the dead, the passage of time will show whether a future reader will reach for a Bloom or an Updike, Wallace or King.

Wendy Fairfull says:

I am so happy to have discovered your channel. Now that my children are adults, I've been at loose ends about what to do with myself. You've inspired me to brush off my English degree and dive back in the great books.

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