The Art of Reading Poetry
Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Release Date: March 01, 2005
“The work of great poetry is to aid us to become free artists of ourselves.” –Harold Bloom
In The Art of Reading Poetry, Harold Bloom gives us his critical reflections on more than a half century devoted to reading, teaching, and writing about great verse, the literary achievements he loves most, and conveys his passionate concern for how a poem should be interpreted and appreciated. By illuminating such subjects as poetic voice, metaphor and allusion, and the nature of poetic value itself, Bloom presents an invaluable learning tool as a key to artistic expression.