This is a study of the Romantic poets and the relation between tradition and the individual artist. For the second edition, Bloom offers a new introduction which explains the genesis of his thinking and the subsequent influence of the book on literary criticism of the past 20 years. It is intended for scholars and students of Romantic poetry, 18th and 19th century English literature, poetry, and literary theory.
Harold Bloom is Sterling Professor of the Humanities at Yale University and Berg Professor of English at New York University. He is the author of numerous publications including A Map of Misreading, Yeats, The Book of J, The American Religion, The Western Canon, and Omens of the Millennium.