The Daemon Knows

Hardcover $35.00

May 12, 2015 | 544 Pages

Ebook $15.99

May 12, 2015 | 544 Pages

  • Hardcover $35.00

    May 12, 2015 | 544 Pages

  • Ebook $15.99

    May 12, 2015 | 544 Pages


Praise for Harold Bloom and The Daemon Knows

“The capstone to a lifetime of thinking, writing and teaching . . . The primary strength of The Daemon Knows is the brilliance and penetration of the connections Bloom makes among the great writers of the past, the shrewd sketching of intellectual feuds or oppositions that he calls agons. . . . Bloom’s books are like a splendid map of literature, a majestic aerial view that clarifies what we cannot see from the ground.”The Washington Post
“Enrapturing . . . radiant . . . intoxicating . . . Harold Bloom, who bestrides our literary world like a willfully idiosyncratic colossus, belongs to the party of rapture.”—Cynthia Ozick, The New York Times Book Review

“The sublime The Daemon Knows is a veritable feast for the general reader (me) as well as the advanced (I assume) one.”—John Ashbery

“The indispensable critic.”The New York Review of Books

“[Bloom] is, by any reckoning, one of the most stimulating literary presences of the last half-century.”—Sam Tanenhaus, The New York Times Book Review

“As always, Bloom conveys the intimate, urgent, compelling sense of why it matters that we read these canonical authors.”Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Bloom thinks in the sweep of millennia, of intellectual patterns that unfold over centuries, of a vast and intricate labyrinth of interconnections between artists from Plato to Pater.”—Michael Lindgren, The Washington Post

“A colossus among critics.”—Adam Begley, The New York Times Magazine

“Probably the most celebrated literary critic in the United States.”—Frank Kermode, The Guardian

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